Christian Bovee

1820 - 1904

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 god, life, women, and worth

Next to God, we are indebted to women, first for life itself, and then for making it worth having.

Christian Bovee (1820 - 1904)

Source: Thoughts, Feelings, and Fancies, (1857)

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A Quote by Christian Nestell Bovée on kindness, language, and understanding

Kindness - a language which the dumb can speak, and the deaf can understand.

Christian Bovee (1820 - 1904)

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A Quote by Christian Nestell Bovée on affection, kiss, and passion

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.

Christian Bovee (1820 - 1904)

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A Quote by Christian Nestell Bovée on discretion and mistakes

A sound discretion is not so much indicated by never making a mistake as by never repeating it.

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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