Nathaniel Hawthorne — American Novelist born on July 04, 1804, died on May 19, 1864

Nathaniel Hawthorne was an American novelist and short story writer... (wikipedia)

Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind.
It contributes greatly towards a man's moral and intellectual health, to be brought into habits of companionship with individuals unlike himself, who care little for his pursuits, and whose sphere and abilities he must go out of himself to appreciate.
Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.
All brave men love; for he only is brave who has affections to fight for, whether in the daily battle of life, or in physical contests.
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.

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