As threshing separates the wheat from the chaff, so does affliction purify virtue.
Quote by Christian Nestell Bovee
Christian Nestell Bovee Quotes
Genius makes its observations in short-hand; talent writes them out at length.
The grandest of all laws is the law of progressive development. Under it, in the...
Earth took her shining station as a star, In Heaven's dark hall, high up the...
When all else is lost, the future still remains.
Example has more followers than reason. We unconsciously imitate what pleases us, and approximate to...
Many children, many cares; no children, no felicity.
Doubt whom you will, but never yourself.
Panic is a sudden desertion of us, and a going over to the enemy of...
Partial culture runs to the ornate, extreme culture to simplicity.
Our first and last love is self-love.
Heaven lent you a soul, Earth will lend a grave.
Fame - a few words upon a tombstone, and the truth of those not to...
In ambition, as in love, the successful can afford to be indulgent toward their rivals....
Tears are nature's lotion for the eyes. The eyes see better for being washed by...
The passions are like fire, useful in a thousand ways and dangerous only in one,...
The small courtesies sweeten life; the greater ennoble it.
We trifle when we assign limits to our desires, since nature hath set none.
Music is the fourth great material want, first food, then clothes, then shelter, then music.
There is great beauty in going through life without anxiety or fear. Half our fears...
Tranquil pleasures last the longest; we are not fitted to bear the burden of great...