"There is great beauty in going through life without anxiety or fear. Half our fears are baseless, and the other half discreditable."
"Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it."Christian Nestell Bovee on Confucius
"To love beauty is to see light."Christian Nestell Bovee on Victor Hugo
"Beauty is only skin deep. If you go after someone just because she's beautiful but don't have anything to talk about, it's going to get boring fast. You want to look beyond the surface and see if you can have fun or if you have anything in common with this person."Christian Nestell Bovee on Amanda Peet
"A woman whose smile is open and whose expression is glad has a kind of beauty no matter what she wears."Christian Nestell Bovee on Anne Roiphe
"People are like stained - glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within."Christian Nestell Bovee on Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
"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."
"We fear things in proportion to our ignorance of them."