"Next to being witty, the best thing is being able to quote another's wit."
"Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out."Christian Nestell Bovee on John Wooden
"Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny."Christian Nestell Bovee on Thomas Jefferson
"In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing."Christian Nestell Bovee on Theodore Roosevelt
"To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight and never stop fighting."Christian Nestell Bovee on e. e. cummings
"In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher."Christian Nestell Bovee on Dalai Lama
"There is great beauty in going through life without anxiety or fear. Half our fears are baseless, and the other half discreditable."
"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."
"We fear things in proportion to our ignorance of them."