Nathaniel Hawthorne Quotations

-The greatest obstacle to being heroic is the doubt whether one may not be going to prove one’s self a fool; the truest heroism is to resist the doubt; and the profoundest wisdom, to know when it ought to be resisted, and when it be obeyed.

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