We go all wrong by too strenuous a resolution to go right. - Nathaniel Hawthorne
Nathaniel Hawthorne was an American novelist and short story writer. Among his ancestors was John Hathorne, who was a judge at the Salem Witch Trials. He was the only one who never repented his actions, thus prompting Nathaniel to change the spelling of his name so as not to be associated with him.
He published several short stories and novels, including The Scarlet Letter and Twice Told Tales.
In an effort to do the right thing, we often make mistakes when we try too hard to accomplish a task, realize a dream or even lend a helping hand.