Christian Nevell Bovee

American writer

Lived from: 1820-1904

Category: Writers (Contemporary)

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    False friends are like our shadow, keeping close to us while we walk in the sunshine, but leaving us the instant we cross into the shade.
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    No man is happy without a delusion of some kind. Delusions are as necessary to our happiness as realities.
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    Our first and last love is... self-love.
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    A book should be luminous not voluminous.
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    A book should be luminous, but not voluminous.
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    A failure establishes only this, that our determination to succeed was not strong enough.
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    A pleasant illusion is better than a harsh reality.
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    Affliction, like the iron-smith, shapes as it smites.
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    All men are alike in their lower natures; it is in their higher characters that they differ.
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    Bad taste is a species of bad morals.
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    Courage enlarges, cowardice diminishes resources. In desperate straits the fears of the timid aggravate the dangers that imperil the brave.
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    Dishonest people conceal their faults from themselves as well as others, honest people know and confess them.
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    Doubt whom you will, but never yourself.
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    Enthusiasm is the inspiration of everything great. Without it no man is to be feared, and with it none despised.
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    Every trait of beauty may be referred to some virtue, as to innocence, candor, generosity, modesty, or heroism. St. Pierre To cultivate the sense of the beautiful, is one of the most effectual ways of cultivating an appreciation of the divine goodness.
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