Christian Nestell Bovee Sayings and Quotes

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A sound discretion is not so much indicated by never making a mistake as by never repeating it.     

Christian Nestell Bovee

A sound discretion is not so much indicated by never making a mistake as by never repeating it.     

Christian Nestell Bovee

Tranquil pleasures last the longest; we are not fitted to bear the burden of great joys.     

Christian Nestell Bovee

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.     

Christian Nestell Bovee

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.     

Christian Nestell Bovee

Our first and last love is self-love.     

Christian Nestell Bovee

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.     

Christian Nestell Bovee

Hunting is a relic of the barbarism that once thirsted for human blood, but is now content with the blood of animals.     

Christian Nestell Bovee

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.     

Christian Nestell Bovee

Common sense, alas in spite of our educational institutions, is a rare commodity.     

Christian Nestell Bovee

When all else is lost, the future still remains.     

Christian Nestell Bovee

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.     

Christian Nestell Bovee

Great warriors, like great earthquakes, are principally remembered for the mischief they have done.     

Christian Nestell Bovee

The great artist is a slave to his ideals.     

Christian Nestell Bovee

Enthusiasm is the inspiration of everything great. Without it no man is to be feared, and with it none despised.     

Christian Nestell Bovee

An ambition to excel in petty things obstructs the progress to nobler aims.     

Christian Nestell Bovee

For cowards the road of desertion should be left open; they will carry over to the enemy nothing, but their fears.     

Christian Nestell Bovee

Tomorrow thinks not of the cares of today.     

Christian Nestell Bovee

Constant companionship is not enjoyable, any more than constant eating. We sit too long at the table of friendship, when we outsit our appetites for each other's thoughts.     

Christian Nestell Bovee

No man is happy without a delusion of some kind. Delusions are as necessary to our happiness as realities.     

Christian Nestell Bovee

The worst deluded are the self-deluded.     

Christian Nestell Bovee

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.     

Christian Nestell Bovee

Courage enlarges, cowardice diminishes resources. In desperate straits the fears of the timid aggravate the dangers that imperil the brave.     

Christian Nestell Bovee

Tears are Nature's lotion for the eyes. The eyes see better for being washed with them.     

Christian Nestell Bovee

Some dangers are to be courted--courted and braved as a coy mistress is to be wooed, with all the more vigor as the day makes against us.     

Christian Nestell Bovee

The opinions of the misanthropical rest upon this very partial basis, that they adopt the bad faith of a few as evidence of the worthlessness of all.     

Christian Nestell Bovee

Pure motives do not insure perfect results.     

Christian Nestell Bovee

Panic is a sudden desertion of us, and a going over to the enemy of our imagination.     

Christian Nestell Bovee

The genial optimist who praises much scatters flowers in our way. Grant that he over-praises, or that he applauds where he might condemn, still he makes--no mean result--the world to appear better than it is. A pleasant illusion is better than a harsh reality.     

Christian Nestell Bovee

He that shrinks from the grave with too great a dread, has an invisible fear behind him pushing him into it.     

Christian Nestell Bovee