In ambition, as in love, the successful can afford to be indulgent toward their rivals. The prize our own, it is graceful to recognize the merit that vainly aspired to it.
Quote by Christian Nestell Bovee
Christian Nestell Bovee Quotes
There is great beauty in going through life without anxiety or fear. Half our fears...
It is ever the invisible that is the object of our profoundest worship. With the...
Wine is a treacherous friend who you must always be on guard for.
The grandest of all laws is the law of progressive development. Under it, in the...
Many children, many cares; no children, no felicity.
Next to being witty, the best thing is being able to quote another's wit.
Courage enlarges, cowardice diminishes resources. In desperate straits the fears of the timid aggravate the...
A sound discretion is not so much indicated by never making a mistake as by...
Sensitiveness is closely allied to egotism; and excessive sensibility is only another name for morbid...
We trifle when we assign limits to our desires, since nature hath set none.
We make way for the man who boldly pushes past us.
Music is the fourth great material want, first food, then clothes, then shelter, then music.
Genius makes its observations in short-hand; talent writes them out at length.
Fame - a few words upon a tombstone, and the truth of those not to...
As threshing separates the wheat from the chaff, so does affliction purify virtue.
Tranquil pleasures last the longest; we are not fitted to bear the burden of great...
The method of the enterprising is to plan with audacity and execute with vigor.
When all else is lost, the future still remains.
Example has more followers than reason. We unconsciously imitate what pleases us, and approximate to...
Panic is a sudden desertion of us, and a going over to the enemy of...