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Christian Nestell Bovee

Geburtstag: 22. Februar 1820
Todesdatum: 18. Januar 1904

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„The great obstacle to progress is prejudice.“

—  Christian Nestell Bovee

Quelle: Intuitions and Summaries of Thought (1862), Volume II, p. 105.

„Example has more followers than reason.“

—  Christian Nestell Bovee

Volume I, p. 178; reported in Otis Henry Tiffany, Gems for the Fireside (1883), p. 809.
Intuitions and Summaries of Thought (1862), Volume I
Kontext: Example has more followers than reason. We unconsciously imitate what pleases us, and insensibly approximate to the characters we most admire. In this way, a generous habit of thought and of action carries with it an incalculable influence.

„It is a barren kind of criticism which tells you what a thing is not.“

—  Christian Nestell Bovee

Quoting Rufus Wilmot Griswold, Intuitions and Summaries of Thought (1862), p. 132.
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„No man is happy without a delusion of some kind. Delusions are as necessary to our happiness as realities.“

—  Christian Nestell Bovee

Quelle: Intuitions and Summaries of Thought (1862), Volume I, p. 143; quoted in Criminal Minds, "The Crossing" [episode 3.18].

„Loss of sincerity is loss of vital power.“

—  Christian Nestell Bovee

"Sincerity", p. 153.
Intuitions and Summaries of Thought (1862), Volume II

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„He has but one great fear that fears to do wrong.“

—  Christian Nestell Bovee

Reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), p. 244.

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