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.

Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864) American writer
The Blithedale Romance, ch. 2 (1852)
Added on 1-Feb-04 | Last updated 1-Feb-04
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