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.
Next to God, we are indebted to women, first for life itself, and then for making it worth having.
Kindness - a language which the dumb can speak, and the deaf can understand.
It is the passion that is in a kiss that gives to it its sweetness; it is the affection in a kiss that sanctifies it.
A sound discretion is not so much indicated by never making a mistake as by never repeating it.
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