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25 Famous Quotes by Christian Nestell Bovee

Partial culture runs to the ornate; extreme culture to simplicity.

Simplicity Quotes, by Christian Nestell Bovee

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Economy is for the poor; the rich may dispense with it.

Economy Quotes, by Christian Nestell Bovee

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Fame - a few words upon a tombstone, and the truth of those not to be depended on.

Fame Quotes, by Christian Nestell Bovee

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The small courtesies sweeten life; the greater ennoble it.

Courtesy Quotes, by Christian Nestell Bovee

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Mind unemployed is mind un-enjoyed.

Unemployment Quotes, by Christian Nestell Bovee

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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.

Authorship Quotes, by Christian Nestell Bovee , Source: Summaries of Thought--Authors

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

Discretion Quotes, by Christian Nestell Bovee

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Enthusiasm is the inspiration of everything great. Without it no man is to be feared, and with it none despised.

Enthusiasm Quotes, by Christian Nestell Bovee

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Example has more followers than reason. We unconsciously imitate what pleases us, and approximate to the characters we most admire.

Unconscious Quotes, by Christian Nestell Bovee

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The cheerful live longest in years, and afterwards in our regards. Cheerfulness is the off-shoot of goodness.

Cheerfulness Quotes, by Christian Nestell Bovee

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One who is contented with what he has done will never become famous for what he will do. He has lain down to die, and the grass is already over him.

Contentment Quotes, by Christian Nestell Bovee

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The more gross the fraud, the more glibly will it go down and the more greedily will it be swallowed, since folly will always find faith wherever imposters will find impudence.

Credulity Quotes, by Christian Nestell Bovee

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There is no tyrant like custom, and no freedom where its edicts are not resisted.

Custom Quotes, by Christian Nestell Bovee

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The worst deluded are the self-deluded.

Delusion Quotes, by Christian Nestell Bovee

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No man is happy without a delusion of some kind. Delusions are as necessary to our happiness as realities.

Delusion Quotes, by Christian Nestell Bovee

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We trifle when we assign limits to our desires, since nature hath set none.

Desire Quotes, by Christian Nestell Bovee

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When all else is lost, the future still remains.

Future Quotes, by Christian Nestell Bovee

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Few minds wear out; more rust out.

Mind Quotes, by Christian Nestell Bovee

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The passions are like fire, useful in a thousand ways and dangerous only in one, through their excess.

Passion Quotes, by Christian Nestell Bovee

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We make way for the man who boldly pushes past us.

Perseverance Quotes, by Christian Nestell Bovee

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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.

Rivalry Quotes, by Christian Nestell Bovee

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Partial culture runs to the ornate; extreme culture to simplicity.

Taste Quotes, by Christian Nestell Bovee

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Bad taste is a species of bad morals.

Taste Quotes, by Christian Nestell Bovee

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The busiest of living agents are certain dead men's thoughts.

Thought Quotes, by Christian Nestell Bovee

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The next best thing to being witty one's self, is to be able to quote another's wit.

Wit Quotes, by Christian Nestell Bovee

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