Christian Nestell Bovee Quotes
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Doubt whom you will, but never yourself.
Enthusiasm is the inspiration of everything great. Without it no man is to be feared, and with it none despised.
There is great beauty in going through life without anxiety or fear. Half our fears are baseless, and the other half discreditable.
A failure establishes only this, that our determination to succeed was not strong enough.
Courage enlarges, cowardice diminishes resources. In desperate straits the fears of the timid aggravate the dangers that imperil the brave.
Good men have the fewest fears. He has but one great fear who fears to do wrong; he has a thousand who has overcome it.
Example has more followers than reason. We unconsciously imitate what pleases us, and approximate to the characters we most admire.
Music is the fourth great material want, first food, then clothes, then shelter, then music.
It is the passion that is in a kiss that gives to it its sweetness; it is the affection in a kiss that sanctifies it.
Panic is a sudden desertion of us, and a going over to the enemy of our imagination.
No man is happy without a delusion of some kind. Delusions are as necessary to our happiness as realities.
Our first and last love is self-love.
The method of the enterprising is to plan with audacity and execute with vigor.
Tears are nature’s lotion for the eyes. The eyes see better for being washed by them.
A sound discretion is not so much indicated by never making a mistake as by never repeating it.
Tearless grief bleeds inwardly.
Living with a saint is more grueling than being one.
As threshing separates the wheat from the chaff, so does affliction purify virtue.
Next to being witty, the best thing is being able to quote another’s wit.
Earth took her shining station as a star, In Heaven’s dark hall, high up the crowd of worlds.
It is ever the invisible that is the object of our profoundest worship. With the lover it is not the seen but the unseen that he muses upon.
They are the weakest, however strong, who have no faith in themselves or their own powers.
The great artist is a slave to his ideals.
We fear things in proportion to our ignorance of them.
We make way for the man who boldly pushes past us.
The passions are like fire, useful in a thousand ways and dangerous only in one, through their excess.
The body of a sensualist is the coffin of a dead soul.
Wine is a treacherous friend who you must always be on guard for.
Sensitiveness is closely allied to egotism; and excessive sensibility is only another name for morbid self-consciousness. The cure for tender sensibilities is to make more of our objects and less of our selves.
In ambition, as in love, the successful can afford to be indulgent toward their rivals. The prize our own, it is graceful to recognize the merit that vainly aspired to it.
Tranquil pleasures last the longest; we are not fitted to bear the burden of great joys.
We trifle when we assign limits to our desires, since nature hath set none.
The grandest of all laws is the law of progressive development. Under it, in the wide sweep of things, men grow wiser as they grow older, and societies better.
Fame – a few words upon a tombstone, and the truth of those not to be depended on.
False friends are like our shadow, keeping close to us while we walk in the sunshine, but leaving us the instant we cross into the shade.
Heaven lent you a soul, Earth will lend a grave.
The small courtesies sweeten life; the greater ennoble it.
Many children, many cares; no children, no felicity.
Genius makes its observations in short-hand; talent writes them out at length.
Partial culture runs to the ornate, extreme culture to simplicity.
In politics, merit is rewarded by the possessor being raised, like a target, to a position to be fired at.
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