Quotations by Bovee, Christian


Troubles forereckoned are doubly suffered.

Christian Nestell Bovee (1820-1904) American epigrammist
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Quoted in Orison Swett Marden, The Secret of Achievement (1898).
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He has but one great fear that fears to do wrong.

Christian Nestell Bovee (1820-1904) American epigrammist
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In Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895).
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The cheerful live longest in life, and after it, in our regards.

Christian Nestell Bovee (1820-1904) American epigrammist
Intuitions and Summaries of Thought (1862)
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No man is happy without a delusion of some kind. Delusions are as necessary to our happiness as realities.

Christian Nestell Bovee (1820-1904) American epigrammist
Intuitions and Summaries of Thought, Vol. 1 (1862)
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There is, indeed, no wild beast more to be dreaded than a communicative man having nothing to communicate.

Christian Nestell Bovee (1820-1904) American epigrammist
Intuitions and Summaries of Thought, Vol. 1 (1862)
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The first step toward greatness is to be honest, says the proverb; but the proverb fails to state the case strong enough. Honesty is not only “the first step toward greatness,” — it is greatness itself.

Christian Nestell Bovee (1820-1904) American epigrammist
Intuitions and Summaries of Thought, vol. 1 (1862)
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Example has more followers than reason. We unconsciously imitate what pleases us, and insensibly approximate to the characters we most admire. In this way, a generous habit of thought and of action carries with it an incalculable influence.

Christian Nestell Bovee (1820-1904) American epigrammist
Intuitions and Summaries of Thought, Vol. 1 (1862)
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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 Nestell Bovee (1820-1904) American epigrammist
Intuitions and Summaries of Thought, Vol. 1 (1862)
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There is probably no hell for authors in the next world — they suffer so much from critics and publishers in this.

Christian Nestell Bovee (1820-1904) American epigrammist
Intuitions and Summaries of Thought, Vol. 1, “Authors” (1862)
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It is some compensation for great evils that they enforce great lessons.

Christian Nestell Bovee (1820-1904) American epigrammist
Intuitions and Summaries of Thought, Vol. 1, “Compensation” (1862)
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Discretion is the salt, and fancy the sugar of life; the one preserves, the other sweetens it.

Christian Nestell Bovee (1820-1904) American epigrammist
Intuitions and Summaries of Thought, Vol. 1, “Discretion” (1862)
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Melancholy sees the worst of things, — things as they may be, and not as they are. It looks upon a beautiful face, and sees but a grinning skull.

Christian Nestell Bovee (1820-1904) American epigrammist
Intuitions and Summaries of Thought, Vol. 2 (1862)
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The great obstacle to progress is prejudice.

Christian Nestell Bovee (1820-1904) American epigrammist
Intuitions and Summaries of Thought, Vol. 2 (1862)
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At all events, the next best thing to being witty one’s self, is to be able to quote another’s wit.

Christian Nestell Bovee (1820-1904) American epigrammist
Intuitions and Summaries of Thought, Vol. 2 (1862)
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Next to God, we are indebted to women, first for life itself, and then for making it worth having.

Christian Nestell Bovee (1820-1904) American epigrammist
Thoughts, Feelings, and Fancies (1857)
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