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CHRISTIAN NESTELL BOVEE
American author and lawyer
(1820 - 1904)
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Wit must be without effort. Wit is play, not work; a nimbleness of the fancy, not a laborious effort of the will; a license, a holiday, a carnival of thought and feeling, not a trifling with speech, a constraint upon language, a duress upon words.
      - [Wit]

Woman's power is over the affections. A beautiful dominion is hers; but she risks its forfeiture when she seeks to extend it.
      - [Power]

Women seldom forfeit their claims to respect to men whom they respect.
      - [Respect]

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

Youth is too tumultuous for felicity; old age too insecure for happiness. The period most favorable to enjoyment, in a vigorous fortunate, and generous life, is that between forty and sixty. Life culminates at sixty.
      - [Happiness]

There is probably no hell for authors in the next world--they suffer so much from critics and publishers in this.
      - Summaries of Thought--Authors [Authorship]

Loss of sincerity is loss of vital power.
      - Summaries of Thought--Sincerity
        [Sincerity]


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