Scarlet Letter

Famous quotes containing the words scarlet and/or letter:

    If a child were kept in a place where he never saw any other but black and white till he were a man, he would have no more ideas of scarlet or green, than he that from his childhood never tasted an oyster, or a pineapple, has of those particular relishes.
    John Locke (1632–1704)

    You know I am given to antiquarian and genealogical pursuits. An old family letter is a delight to my eyes. I can prowl in old trunks of letters by the day with undiminished zest.
    Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1822–1893)