Christian Nestell Bovee Quotes

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Born: February 22, 1820,
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Died: , 1904

1.
A failure establishes only this, that our determination to succeed was not strong enough.
- Christian Nestell Bovee

2.
Courage enlarges, cowardice diminishes resources. In desperate straits the fears of the timid aggravate the dangers that imperil the brave.
- Christian Nestell Bovee

3.
Fame - a few words upon a tombstone, and the truth of those not to be depended on.
- Christian Nestell Bovee

4.
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.
- Christian Nestell Bovee

5.
In politics, merit is rewarded by the possessor being raised, like a target, to a position to be fired at.
- Christian Nestell Bovee

6.
Music is the fourth great material want, first food, then clothes, then shelter, then music.
- Christian Nestell Bovee

7.
Next to being witty, the best thing is being able to quote another's wit.
- Christian Nestell Bovee

8.
No man is happy without a delusion of some kind. Delusions are as necessary to our happiness as realities.
- Christian Nestell Bovee

9.
Panic is a sudden desertion of us, and a going over to the enemy of our imagination.
- Christian Nestell Bovee

10.
Tears are nature's lotion for the eyes. The eyes see better for being washed by them.
- Christian Nestell Bovee

11.
There is great beauty in going through life without anxiety or fear. Half our fears are baseless, and the other half discreditable.
- Christian Nestell Bovee

12.
They are the weakest, however strong, who have no faith in themselves or their own powers.
- Christian Nestell Bovee

13.
We fear things in proportion to our ignorance of them.
- Christian Nestell Bovee

14.
We trifle when we assign limits to our desires, since nature hath set none.
- Christian Nestell Bovee

15.
When all else is lost, the future still remains.
- Christian Nestell Bovee

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