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Christian Nestell Bovee

Christian Nestell Bovee (February 22, 1820 – January 18, 1904) was an epigrammatic New York writer. He was born in New York City.

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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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Good men have the fewest fears. He has but one great fear who fears to do wrong; he has a thousand w ...

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As threshing separates the wheat from the chaff, so does affliction purify virtue.

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Courage enlarges, cowardice diminishes resources.

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Very handsome women have usually far less sensibility to compliments than their less beautiful siste ...

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Merit is never so conspicuous as when coupled with an obscure origin, just as the moon never appears ...

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Enthusiasm is the inspiration of everything great.

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To cultivate a garden is. . . to go hand in hand with Nature in some of her most beautiful processes ...

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Pride is like the beautiful acacia, that lifts its head proudly above its neighbor plants-forgetting ...

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I once asked a distinguished artist what place he gave to labor in art. "Labor," he in effect said, ...

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The body of the sensualist is the coffin of a dead soul.

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The finest compliment that can be paid to a woman of sense is to address her as such.

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

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