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.
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.
A great thought is a great boon, for which God is to be first thanked, then he who is the first to utter it, and then in a lessor, but still in a considerable degree, the man who is the first to quote it to us.
Great warriors, like great earthquakes, are principally remembered for the mischief they have done.
Next to God, we are indebted to women, first for life itself, and then for making it worth having.
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