"In politics, merit is rewarded by the possessor being raised, like a target, to a position to be fired at."
"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future."Christian Nestell Bovee on John F. Kennedy
"Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress but I repeat myself."Christian Nestell Bovee on Mark Twain
"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."Christian Nestell Bovee on Plato
"If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand."Christian Nestell Bovee on Milton Friedman
"It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything."Christian Nestell Bovee on Joseph Stalin
"There is great beauty in going through life without anxiety or fear. Half our fears are baseless, and the other half discreditable."
"Next to being witty, the best thing is being able to quote another's wit."
"Courage enlarges, cowardice diminishes resources. In desperate straits the fears of the timid aggravate the dangers that imperil the brave."
"A failure establishes only this, that our determination to succeed was not strong enough."
"They are the weakest, however strong, who have no faith in themselves or their own powers."