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 :: 1820-1904, American Author, Lawyer

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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.
~ Christian Nevell Bovee - [Rivalry]

 

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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.
~ Christian Nevell Bovee - [Circumstance]

 

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It is the nature of thought to find its way into action.
~ Christian Nevell Bovee - [Ideas]

 

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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.
~ Christian Nevell Bovee - [Kisses and Kissing]

 

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Kindness is a language the dumb can speak and the deaf can hear and understand.
~ Christian Nevell Bovee - [Kindness]

 

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Many children, many cares; no children, no felicity.
~ Christian Nevell Bovee - [Children]

 

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Mind unemployed is mind un-enjoyed.
~ Christian Nevell Bovee - [Unemployment]

 

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Music is the fourth great material want, first food, then clothes, then shelter, then music.
~ Christian Nevell Bovee - [Music]

 

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Next to being witty yourself, the best thing is being able to quote another's wit.
~ Christian Nevell Bovee - [Quotations]

 

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No man is happy without a delusion of some kind. Delusions are as necessary to our happiness as realities.
~ Christian Nevell Bovee - [Deception]

 

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Our first and last love is... self-love.
~ Christian Nevell Bovee - [Self-love]

 

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Panic is a sudden desertion of us, and a going over to the enemy of our imagination.
~ Christian Nevell Bovee - [Fear]

 

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Partial culture runs to the ornate, extreme culture to simplicity.
~ Christian Nevell Bovee - [Simplicity]

 

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Passion doesn't look beyond the moment of its existence.
~ Christian Nevell Bovee - [Passion]

 

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Self-distrust is the cause of most of our failure. In the assurance of strength there is strength, and, they are the weakest, however strong, who have no faith in themselves or their powers.
~ Christian Nevell Bovee - [Confidence]

 

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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.
~ Christian Nevell Bovee - [Egotism]

 

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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.
~ Christian Nevell Bovee - [Leaders and Leadership]

 

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Something of a person's character may be observed by how they smile. Some never smile they only grin.
~ Christian Nevell Bovee - [Smile]

 

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Tearless grief bleeds inwardly.
~ Christian Nevell Bovee - [Tears]

 

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Tears are nature's lotion for the eyes. The eyes see better for being washed by them.
~ Christian Nevell Bovee - [Eyes]

 

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