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Christian Nestell Bovee Quotes

Formerly when great fortunes were only made in war, war was business; but now when great fortunes are only made by business: Business is war!
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Our first and last love is self-love.

— Christian Nestell Bovee

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

— Christian Nestell Bovee

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

— Christian Nestell Bovee

Doubt whom you will, but never yourself.

— Christian Nestell Bovee

Example has far more followers than reason.

— Christian Nestell Bovee

It is with a company as it is with a punch, everything depends upon the ingredients of which it in composed.

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It is seldom that we find out how great are our resources until we are thrown upon them.

— Christian Nestell Bovee

At the best, sarcasms, bitter irony, scathing wit, are a sort of swordplay of the mind. You pink your adversary, and he is forthwith dead; and then you deserve to be hung for it.

— Christian Nestell Bovee

Marriage, by making us more contented, causes us often to be less enterprising.

— Christian Nestell Bovee

To death we owe our life; the passing of one generation opens a way for another.

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Winter is the night of vegetation.

— Christian Nestell Bovee

Love's sweetest meanings are unspoken; the full heart knows no rhetoric of words.

— Christian Nestell Bovee

The loss of a beloved connection awakens an interest in Heaven before unfelt.

— Christian Nestell Bovee

In general, inquiry ceases when we adopt a theory. After that, we overlook whatever makes against it, and see and think, and talk and write, only in its favor. Indeed, when we have a snug, comfortable theory, to which we are much attached, they appear to us as a very mean set of facts that will not square with it.

— Christian Nestell Bovee

Vanity in an old man is charming. It is a proof of an open, nature. Eighty winters have not frozen him up, or taught him concealments. In a young person it is simply allowable; we do not expect him to be above it.

— Christian Nestell Bovee

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