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CHRISTIAN NESTELL BOVEE
American author and lawyer
(1820 - 1904)
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A better principle than this, that "the majority shall rule," is this other, that justice shall rule. "Justice," says the code of Justinian, "is the constant and perpetual desire to render every man his due."
      - [Majority]

A book should be luminous, but not voluminous.
      - [Books]

A failure establishes only this, that our determination to succeed was not strong enough.
      - [Determination]

A few words upon a tombstone, and the truth of those not to be depended on.
      - [Fame]

A genuine passion is like a mountain stream; it admits of no impediment; it cannot go backward; it must go forward.
      - [Passion]

A good thought is a great boon, for which God is to be first thanked, then he who is the first to utter it, and then, in a lesser, but still in a considerable degree, the man who is the first to quote it to us.
      - [Quotations]

A mother's love is indeed the golden link that binds youth to age; and he is still but a child, however time may have furrowed his cheek, or silvered his brow, who can yet recall, with a softened heart, the fond devotion or the gentle chidings of the best friend that God ever gives us.
      - [Mothers]

A panic is a sudden desertion of us, and a going over to the enemy, of our imagination.
      - [Panic]

A pleasant illusion is better than a harsh reality.
      - [Illusion]

A profusion of fancies and quotations is out of place in a love letter. True feeling is always direct, and never deviates into by-ways to cull flowers of rhetoric.
      - [Letters]

A sound discretion is not so much indicated by never making a mistake as by never repeating it.
      - [Discretion]

Active natures are rarely melancholy. Activity and melancholy are incompatible.
      - [Action]

Address makes opportunities; the want of it gives them.
      - [Address]

Adhesion to one idea is monomania; to few, slavery.
      - [Monomania]

Affliction, like the iron-smith, shapes as it smites.
      - [Affliction]

Alas, the transports beauty can inspire!
      - [Flirting]

All men are like in their lower natures; it is in their higher characters that they differ.
      - [Character]

An eager pursuit of fortune is inconsistent with a severe devotion to truth. The heart must grow tranquil before the thought can become searching.
      - [Riches]

As many suffer from too much as too little. A fat body makes a lean mind.
      - [Obesity]

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.
      - [Sarcasm]

Bad taste is a species of bad morals.
      - [Taste]

Beauty can afford to laugh at distinctions; it is itself the greatest dis-tinction.
      - [Beauty]

Books are embalmed minds.
      - [Books]

Bores are not to be got rid of except by rough means. They are to be scraped off like scales from a fish.
      - [Bores]

Can that which is the greatest virtue in philosophy, doubt (called by Galileo the father of invention), be in religion what the priests term it, the greatest of sins?
      - [Doubt]


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