"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."
"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."Nathaniel Hawthorne on Edmund Burke
"It is very important to generate a good attitude, a good heart, as much as possible. From this, happiness in both the short term and the long term for both yourself and others will come."Nathaniel Hawthorne on Dalai Lama
"If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed."Nathaniel Hawthorne on Albert Einstein
"Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart."Nathaniel Hawthorne on Anne Frank
"When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion."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."
"Nobody, I think, ought to read poetry, or look at pictures or statues, who cannot find a great deal more in them than the poet or artist has actually expressed. Their highest merit is suggestiveness."