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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.
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Nathaniel Hawthorne

United States writer of novels and short stories mostly on moral themes (1804-1864)

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