Facts about Christian Nestell Bovee

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Christian Nestell Bovee was a famous Author from USA, who lived between and 1904.

Our collection contains 36 quotes who is written / told by Christian, under the main topic Music.

Famous quotes by Christian Nestell Bovee (36)


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"Genius makes its observations in short-hand; talent writes them out at length"
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"Fame - a few words upon a tombstone, and the truth of those not to be depended on"
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"A failure establishes only this, that our determination to succeed was not strong enough"
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"The great artist is a slave to his ideals"
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"Panic is a sudden desertion of us, and a going over to the enemy of our imagination"
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"Courage enlarges, cowardice diminishes resources. In desperate straits the fears of the timid aggravate the dangers that imperil the brave"
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"Music is the fourth great material want, first food, then clothes, then shelter, then music"
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"Wine is a treacherous friend who you must always be on guard for"
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"Tears are nature's lotion for the eyes. The eyes see better for being washed by them"
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"Living with a saint is more grueling than being one"
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"A sound discretion is not so much indicated by never making a mistake as by never repeating it"
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"They are the weakest, however strong, who have no faith in themselves or their own powers"
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"The body of a sensualist is the coffin of a dead soul"
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"Our first and last love is self-love"
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"In politics, merit is rewarded by the possessor being raised, like a target, to a position to be fired at"
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"False friends are like our shadow, keeping close to us while we walk in the sunshine, but leaving us the instant we cross into the shade"
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"Example has more followers than reason. We unconsciously imitate what pleases us, and approximate to the characters we most admire"
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"Tranquil pleasures last the longest; we are not fitted to bear the burden of great joys"
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"The grandest of all laws is the law of progressive development. Under it, in the wide sweep of things, men grow wiser as they grow older, and societies better"
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"Partial culture runs to the ornate, extreme culture to simplicity"
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"Heaven lent you a soul, Earth will lend a grave"
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"Good men have the fewest fears. He has but one great fear who fears to do wrong; he has a thousand who has overcome it"
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"Earth took her shining station as a star, In Heaven's dark hall, high up the crowd of worlds"
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"As threshing separates the wheat from the chaff, so does affliction purify virtue"
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"Tearless grief bleeds inwardly"
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"Next to being witty, the best thing is being able to quote another's wit"
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"No man is happy without a delusion of some kind. Delusions are as necessary to our happiness as realities"
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"Many children, many cares; no children, no felicity"
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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"
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"Doubt whom you will, but never yourself"
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"When all else is lost, the future still remains"
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"We fear things in proportion to our ignorance of them"
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"Sensitiveness is closely allied to egotism; and excessive sensibility is only another name for morbid self-consciousness. The cure for tender sensibilities is to make more of our objects and less of our selves"
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"It is ever the invisible that is the object of our profoundest worship. With the lover it is not the seen but the unseen that he muses upon"
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"In ambition, as in love, the successful can afford to be indulgent toward their rivals. The prize our own, it is graceful to recognize the merit that vainly aspired to it"
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"Enthusiasm is the inspiration of everything great. Without it no man is to be feared, and with it none despised"


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