Quotes by Christian Nestell Bovee
- 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.
- Fame - a few words upon a tombstone, and the truth of those not to be depended on.
- 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.
- In politics, merit is rewarded by the possessor being raised, like a target, to a position to be fired at.
- Music is the fourth great material want, first food, then clothes, then shelter, then music.
- Next to being witty, the best thing is being able to quote another's wit.
- No man is happy without a delusion of some kind. Delusions are as necessary to our happiness as realities.
- Panic is a sudden desertion of us, and a going over to the enemy of our imagination.
- Tears are nature's lotion for the eyes. The eyes see better for being washed by them.
- There is great beauty in going through life without anxiety or fear. Half our fears are baseless, and the other half discreditable.
- They are the weakest, however strong, who have no faith in themselves or their own powers.
- We fear things in proportion to our ignorance of them.
- We trifle when we assign limits to our desires, since nature hath set none.
- When all else is lost, the future still remains.