"All brave men love for he only is brave who has affections to fight for, whether in the daily battle of life, or in physical contests."
"Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage."Nathaniel Hawthorne on Lao Tzu
"Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead."Nathaniel Hawthorne on Oscar Wilde
"Friends can help each other. A true friend is someone who lets you have total freedom to be yourself - and especially to feel. Or, not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at the moment is fine with them. That's what real love amounts to - letting a person be what he really is."Nathaniel Hawthorne on Jim Morrison
"Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye."Nathaniel Hawthorne on H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
"Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable."Nathaniel Hawthorne on Bruce Lee
"Religion and art spring from the same root and are close kin. Economics and art are strangers."
"Our most intimate friend is not he to whom we show the worst, but the best of our nature."
"We sometimes congratulate ourselves at the moment of waking from a troubled dream it may be so the moment after death."
"The only sensible ends of literature are, first, the pleasurable toil of writing second, the gratification of one's family and friends and lastly, the solid cash."
"Words - so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them."