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Nathaniel Hawthorne Quotes

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From principles is derived probability, but truth or certainty is obtained only from facts.

~ Nathaniel Hawthorne

Caresses, expressions of one sort or another, are necessary to the life of the affections as leaves are to the life of a tree. If they are wholly restrained, love will die at the roots.

~ Nathaniel Hawthorne

A bodily disease may be but a symptom of some ailment in the spiritual past.

~ Nathaniel Hawthorne

A grave, wherever found, preaches a short and pithy sermon to the soul.

~ Nathaniel Hawthorne

No man, for any considerable period, can wear one face to himself, and another to the multitude, without finally getting bewildered as to which may be the true.

~ Nathaniel Hawthorne
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