"Music is the fourth great material want, first food, then clothes, then shelter, then music."
"Great minds discuss ideas average minds discuss events small minds discuss people."Christian Nestell Bovee on Eleanor Roosevelt
"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds."Christian Nestell Bovee on Albert Einstein
"Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them."Christian Nestell Bovee on William Shakespeare
"One sees great things from the valley only small things from the peak."Christian Nestell Bovee on Gilbert K. Chesterton
"All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope."Christian Nestell Bovee on Winston Churchill
"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."