Christian Bovee

1820 - 1904

A Quote by Christian Nestell Bovée on food and music

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Music is the fourth great material want of our natures, - first food, then raiment, then shelter, then music.

Christian Bovee (1820 - 1904)

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A Quote by Christian Nestell Bovée on doubt

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Doubt whom you will, but never yourself.

Christian Bovee (1820 - 1904)

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A Quote by Christian Nestell Bovée on execution and possibility

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.

Christian Bovee (1820 - 1904)

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A Quote by Christian Nestell Bovée on god, quotations, and thought

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.

Christian Bovee (1820 - 1904)

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A Quote by Christian Nestell Bovée

Great warriors, like great earthquakes, are principally remembered for the mischief they have done.

Christian Bovee (1820 - 1904)

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A Quote by Christian Nestell Bovée on aim, criticism, direction, excellence, imperfection, popularity, and present

The legitimate aim of criticism is to direct attention to the excellent. The bad will dig its own grave, and the imperfect may safely be left to that final neglect from which no amount of present undeserved popularity can rescue it.

Christian Bovee (1820 - 1904)

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A Quote by Christian Nestell Bovée on garden and god

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To cultivate a garden is to walk with God.

Christian Bovee (1820 - 1904)

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A Quote by Christian Nestell Bovée on determination, failure, and success

A failure establishes only this, that our determination to succeed was not strong enough.

Christian Bovee (1820 - 1904)

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A Quote by Christian Nestell Bovée on action, admiration, generosity, habits, imitation, influence, reason, and thought

Example has more followers than reason. We unconsciously imitate what pleases us, and approximate to the characters we most admire. A generous habit of thought and action carries with it an incalculable influence.

Christian Bovee (1820 - 1904)

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A Quote by Christian Nestell Bovée on doubt, fatherhood, and inventions

Galileo called doubt the father of invention; it is certainly the pioneer.

Christian Bovee (1820 - 1904)

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