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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.

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Nathaniel Hawthorne (July 4, 1804 May 19, 1864) was a 19th century American novelist and short story writer. He is seen as a key figure in the development of American literature.

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