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Christian Bovee Quotes


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They lose the world who buy it, with much care.
[Care]
 

To cultivate a garden is to walk with God.
[Flowers]
 

To cultivate the sense of the beautiful, is one of the most effectual ways of cultivating an appreciation of the divine goodness.
[Beauty]
 

To quote copiously and well requires taste, judgment and erudition, a feeling for the beautiful, an appreciation of the noble, and a sense of the profound.
[Quotations]
 

Tranquil pleasures last the longest; we are not fitted to bear long the burden of great joys.
[Joy]
 

We degrade life by our follies and vices, and then complain that the unhappiness which is only their accompaniment is inherent in the constitution of things.
[Unhappiness]
 

We fear things in proportion to our ignorance of them.
 

We make way for the man who boldly pushes past us.
[Boldness]
 

We may learn from children how large a part of our grievances is imaginary. But the pain is just as real.
[Sorrow]
 

We should not so much esteem our poverty as a misfortune, were it not that the world treats it so.
[Poverty]
 

We trifle when we assign limits to our desires, since nature hath set none.
[Desire]
 

What a man knows should find its expression in what he does; the value of superior knowledge is chiefly in that it leads to a performing manhood.
[Action]
 

What is taken from the fortune, also, may haply be so much lifted from the soul. The greatness of a loss, as the proverb suggests, is determinable, not so much by what we have lost, as by what we have left.
 

What we call conscience, is, in many instances, only a wholesome fear of the constable.
[Conscience]
 

When all else is lost, the future still remains.
[Future]
 

Wine is a treacherous friend who you must always be on guard for.
 

Words of praise, indeed, are almost as necessary to warm a child into a congenial life as acts of kindness and affection. Judicious praise is to children what the sun is to flowers.
[Praise]
 


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