"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."
"It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men."Nathaniel Hawthorne on Frederick Douglass
"I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naive or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman."Nathaniel Hawthorne on Anais Nin
"Men always want to be a woman's first love - women like to be a man's last romance."Nathaniel Hawthorne on Oscar Wilde
"Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts?"Nathaniel Hawthorne on Confucius
"Man becomes great exactly in the degree in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men."Nathaniel Hawthorne on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."