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Christian Nestell Bovee quotes

They are the weakest, however strong, who have no faith in themselves or their own powers.

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

There is great beauty in going through life without anxiety or fear. Half our fears are baseless, and the other half discreditable.

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

Panic is a sudden desertion of us, and a going over to the enemy of our imagination.

Tearless grief bleeds inwardly.

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.

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.

Doubt whom you will, but never yourself.

We fear things in proportion to our ignorance of them.

Our first and last love is self-love.

Music is the fourth great material want, first food, then clothes, then shelter, then music.

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.

Heaven lent you a soul, Earth will lend a grave.

Courage enlarges, cowardice diminishes resources. In desperate straits the fears of the timid aggravate the dangers that imperil the brave.

When all else is lost, the future still remains.

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.

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

Tears are nature's lotion for the eyes. The eyes see better for being washed by them.

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