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Maxioms by Nathaniel Hawthorne

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In truth there is no such thing in man's nature as a settled and
full resolve either for good read more

In truth there is no such thing in man's nature as a settled and
full resolve either for good or evil, except at the very moment
of execution.

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Happiness is as a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but which if you will sit down read more

Happiness is as a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but which if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.

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Eager souls, mystics and revolutionaries, may propose to refashion the world in accordance with their dreams; but evil remains, and read more

Eager souls, mystics and revolutionaries, may propose to refashion the world in accordance with their dreams; but evil remains, and so long as it lurks in the secret places of the heart, utopia is only the shadow of a dream

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A bodily disease, which we look upon as whole and entire within itself, may, after all, be but a symptom read more

A bodily disease, which we look upon as whole and entire within itself, may, after all, be but a symptom of some ailment in the spiritual past -Nathaniel Hawthorne.

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Thus we see, too, in the world that some persons assimilate only
what is ugly and evil from the read more

Thus we see, too, in the world that some persons assimilate only
what is ugly and evil from the same moral circumstances which
supply good and beautiful results--the fragrance of celestial
flowers--to the daily life of others.

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