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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 to be obeyed. "
The Atlantic Monthly - Stran 425
1870
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A Dictionary of Thoughts

Tryon Edwards - 1908 - 644 strani
...— WMttier. Take away ambition and vanity, and where will be your heroes and patriots ? — Seneca. us. one'e eelf a fool. — The truest heroism is to resist the doubt ; and the profoundeet wisdom to know...
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Romantic Days in Old Boston: The Story of the City and of Its People During ...

Mary Caroline Crawford - 1910 - 411 strani
..." The greatest obstacle to being heroic is the doubt whether one may not be going to prove oneself a fool; the truest heroism is to resist the doubt;...when it ought to be resisted, and when to be obeyed." There is a life philosophy for you, apropos of an April snowstorm! And the paragraph — in The Blithedale...
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The Shamrock, Količina 8

1870
...never, never more for me — Why did we meet ? FVM HEROISM. — The greatest obstacle to being heroic ia the doubt whether one may not be going to prove one's...; the truest heroism is to resist the doubt ;' and tho profoundeat wisdom t« know when it ought to be resisted and when to be obeyed. EXERCISE YOTJR...
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University Sermons

Henry Sloane Coffin - 1914 - 256 strani
...willing to be scorned as an idiot. Many of us can stand almost anything but that. Hawthorne has written: "The greatest obstacle to being heroic is the doubt...when it ought to be resisted, and when to be obeyed." All Christian service contains that risk; we are constantly doing things that men of a certain reputation...
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The Atlantic Monthly, Količina 114

1914
...doubtful one? The Erasmians think there is. 'The greatest obstacle to being heroic,' writes Hawthorne, 'is the doubt whether one may not be going to prove...is to resist the doubt, and the profoundest wisdom is to know when it ought to be resisted and when to be obeyed.' Well, the Erasmians would agree to...
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The Atlantic Monthly, Količina 25

1870
...desert, were not less constant and enticing than at first. Hazael was pleased and relieved and fast growing better, and he found the world so much more...draft on G. Callum & Co., payable to order of Obed Lingurn, Jr. Amt. $ 335. Due, Jan'y 7, promptly. , " Music resembles poetry ; in each Are nameless...
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Novels

Nathaniel Hawthorne - 1983 - 1272 strani
...life. The better life! Possibly, it would hardly look so, now; it is enough if it looked so, then. ite bare, and others still covered with yellow skin, and hair that has known the earth-damps) Yet, after all, let us acknowledge it wiser, if not more sagacious, to follow out one's day-dream to...
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The Concise Columbia Dictionary of Quotations

Robert Andrews - 1989 - 343 strani
...author Show me a hero and I will write you a tragedy. F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940) American author The greatest obstacle to being heroic is the doubt...whether one may not be going to prove one's self a fool. Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864) American novelist You cannot be a hero without being a coward. George...
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The Columbia Dictionary of Quotations

Robert Andrews - 1993 - 1092 strani
...them. IEAN GENET (1910-86), French playwright, novelist. Prisoner oí tove.pl. 1 (1986; ir. 1989). 28 TEVENSON (1850-94), Scoilish novelist, essayist, poet....I never did. I just found a bunch of folks hoping it be obeyed. NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE 11804-64), US author. The Blithefüle Romance, ch. 2 (1852). 29 Once...
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The Liberalism-communitarianism Debate: Liberty and Community Values

Cornelius F. Delaney - 1994 - 249 strani
...Hollingsworth, Zenobia, or Priscilla, or none of them, and the result of his uncertainty is paralysis: "The greatest obstacle to being heroic is the doubt...whether one may not be going to prove one's self a fool."34 For all his efforts to "bring his spirit into manifold accordance" with others, Coverdale...
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