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#10

 

To the untrue man, the whole universe is false -- it is impalpable -- it shrinks to nothing within his grasp.

--NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE, The Scarlet Letter, Chapter 11

 
#9
 

We have yet to learn again the forgotten art of gayety.

--NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE, The Scarlet Letter, Chapter 21

 
#8
 

A pure hand needs no glove to cover it.

--NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE, The Scarlet Letter, Chapter 12

 
#7
 

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, The Scarlet Letter, Chapter 20

 
#6
 

The sorrow that lay cold in her mother's heart ... converted it into a tomb.

--NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE, The Scarlet Letter, Chapter 15

 
#5
 

Many people refused to interpret the scarlet A by its original signification. They said that it meant Able; so strong was Hester Prynne, with a woman's strength.

--NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE, The Scarlet Letter, Chapter 13

 
#4
 

The founders of a new colony, whatever Utopia of human virtue and happiness they might originally project, have invariably recognized it among their earliest practical necessities to allot a portion of the virgin soil as a cemetery, and another portion as the site of a prison.

--NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE, The Scarlet Letter, Chapter 1

 
#3
 

When an uninstructed multitude attempts to see with its eyes, it is exceedingly apt to be deceived.

--NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE, The Scarlet Letter, Chapter 9

 
#2
 

Let men tremble to win the hand of woman, unless they win along with it the utmost passion of her heart.

--NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE, The Scarlet Letter, Chapter 15

 
#1
 

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.

--NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE, The Scarlet Letter, introduction

 
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