We make way for the man who boldly pushes past us.
Christian Bovee (1820 - 1904)
Contributed by: Zaady
Our first and last love is - self-love.
Source: Thoughts, Feelings, and Fancies, (1857)
Sensitiveness is closely allied to egotism. Indeed, excessive sensitiveness is only another name for morbid self-consciousness. The cure for it is to make more of our objects, and less of ourselves.
The body of a sensualist is the coffin of a dead soul.
A panic is a sudden desertion of us, and a going over to the enemy, of our imagination.
There is no tyrant like custom, and no freedom where its edicts are not resisted.
A sound discretion is not so much indicated by never making a mistake as by never repeating it.
Music is the fourth great material want of our natures, - first food, then raiment, then shelter, then music.
Doubt whom you will, but never yourself.
The method of the enterprising is to plan with audacity, and execute with vigor; to sketch out the map of possibilities; and then to treat them as probabilities.
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