When all else is lost, the future still remains.— Christian Nevell Bovee
The most charming Christian Nevell Bovee quotes that will transform you to a better person
Doubt whom you will, but never yourself.
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.
Dishonest people conceal their faults from themselves as well as others, honest people know and confess them.
Tearless grief bleeds inwardly.
Tears are nature's lotion for the eyes. The eyes see better for being washed by them.
The passions are like fire, useful in a thousand ways and dangerous only in one, through their excess.
No man is happy without a delusion of some kind.
Delusions are as necessary to our happiness as realities.
A failure establishes only this, that our determination to succeed was not strong enough.
Music is the fourth great material want, first food, then clothes, then shelter, then music.
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.
Kindness is a language the dumb can speak and the deaf can hear and understand.
Passion doesn't look beyond the moment of its existence.
The method of the enterprising is to plan with audacity and execute with vigor.
Panic is a sudden desertion of us, and a going over to the enemy of our imagination.
Something of a person's character may be observed by how they smile.
Some never smile they only grin.
Example has more followers than reason.
We unconsciously imitate what pleases us, and approximate to the characters we most admire.
Courage enlarges, cowardice diminishes resources.
In desperate straits the fears of the timid aggravate the dangers that imperil the brave.
The cheerful live longest in years, and afterwards in our regards.
Cheerfulness is the off-shoot of goodness.
There is great beauty in going through life without anxiety or fear.
Half our fears are baseless, and the other half discreditable.
Enthusiasm is the inspiration of everything great.
Without it no man is to be feared, and with it none despised.
A pleasant illusion is better than a harsh reality.
Every trait of beauty may be referred to some virtue, as to innocence, candor, generosity, modesty, or heroism. St. Pierre To cultivate the sense of the beautiful, is one of the most effectual ways of cultivating an appreciation of the divine goodness.
A book should be luminous not voluminous.
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.
Affliction, like the iron-smith, shapes as it smites.
Genius makes its observations in short-hand; talent writes them out at length.
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.
Many children, many cares; no children, no felicity.
We make way for the man who boldly pushes past us.
If one is not virtuous he becomes vicious.
It is our relation to circumstances that determine their influence over us.
The same wind that blows one ship into port may blow another off shore.
The small courtesies sweeten life; the greater ennoble it.
Next to being witty yourself, the best thing is being able to quote another's wit.
Youth is too tumultuous for felicity;
old age too insecure for happiness. The period most favorable to enjoyment, in a vigorous, fortunate, and generous life, is that between forty and sixty.
The beauty seen, is partly in him who sees it.
Tranquil pleasures last the longest; we are not fitted to bear the burden of great joys.
Bad taste is a species of bad morals.
Mind unemployed is mind un-enjoyed.
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.
It is the nature of thought to find its way into action.
The body of a sensualist is the coffin of a dead soul.
Wine is a treacherous friend who you must always be on guard for.
The busiest of living agents are certain dead men's thoughts.
What we call conscience in many instances, is only a wholesome fear of the law.
Six traits of effective leaders: 1. Make others feel important 2. Promote a vision 3. Follow the golden rule 4. Admit mistakes 5. Criticize others only in private 6. Stay close to the action Example has more followers than reason. We unconsciously imitate what pleases us, and approximate to the characters we most admire.
The great artist is a slave to his ideals.
We trifle when we assign limits to our desires, since nature hath set none.
The highest virtue found in the tropics is chastity, and in the colder regions, temperance.
Partial culture runs to the ornate, extreme culture to simplicity.