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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.

Nathaniel Hawthorne


Author Profession: Novelist
Nationality: American
Born: July 4, 1804
Died: May 19, 1864


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