"Every individual has a place to fill in the world and is important in some respect whether he chooses to be so or not."
"An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law."Nathaniel Hawthorne on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized."Nathaniel Hawthorne on Albert Einstein
"Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized."Nathaniel Hawthorne on Albert Einstein
"Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery."Nathaniel Hawthorne on Malcolm X
"If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem."Nathaniel Hawthorne on Abraham Lincoln
"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."