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Music is the fourth great material want,
by Christian Nestell Bovee

Music is the fourth great material want,
first food, then clothes, then shelter,
then music.
- Christian Nestell Bovee

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The body of a sensualist is the coffin of a dead soul.
- Christian Nestell Bovee

The passions are like fire, useful in a thousand ways
and dangerous only in one,
through their excess.
- Christian Nestell Bovee

Doubt whom you will, but never yourself.
- Christian Nestell Bovee

 

Panic is a sudden desertion of us, and a going over
to the enemy of our imagination.
- Christian Nestell Bovee

A failure establishes only this, that our determination
to succeed was not strong enough.
- Christian Nestell Bovee

The grandest of all laws is the law of progressive development.
Under it, in the wide sweep of things,
men grow wiser as they grow older, and societies better.
- Christian Nestell Bovee

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When all else is lost, the future still remains.
- Christian Nestell Bovee

Courage enlarges, cowardice diminishes resources.
In desperate straits the fears of the timid aggravate
the dangers that imperil the brave.
- Christian Nestell Bovee

There is great beauty in going through life without anxiety or fear.
Half our fears are baseless, and the other half discreditable.
- Christian Nestell Bovee

They are the weakest, however strong,
who have no faith in themselves or their own powers.
- Christian Nestell Bovee

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.
- Christian Nestell Bovee

As threshing separates the wheat from the chaff,
so does affliction purify virtue.
- Christian Nestell Bovee

No man is happy without a delusion of some kind.
Delusions are as necessary to our happiness as realities.
- Christian Nestell Bovee

Tranquil pleasures last the longest;
we are not fitted to bear the burden of great joys.
- Christian Nestell Bovee

Wine is a treacherous friend who you must always be on guard for.
- Christian Nestell Bovee

It is the passion that is in a kiss that gives to it its sweetness;
it is the affection in a kiss that sanctifies it.
- Christian Nestell Bovee

The small courtesies sweeten life; the greater ennoble it.
- Christian Nestell Bovee

We trifle when we assign limits to our desires,
since nature hath set none.
- Christian Nestell Bovee

Partial culture runs to the ornate, extreme culture to simplicity.
- Christian Nestell Bovee

Genius makes its observations in short-hand;
talent writes them out at length.
- Christian Nestell Bovee

Example has more followers than reason.
We unconsciously imitate what pleases us,
and approximate to the characters we most admire.
- Christian Nestell Bovee

Tearless grief bleeds inwardly.
- Christian Nestell Bovee

False friends are like our shadow, keeping close to
us while we walk in the sunshine,
but leaving us the instant we cross into the shade.
- Christian Nestell Bovee

The method of the enterprising is to plan with audacity and execute with vigor.
- Christian Nestell Bovee

In politics, merit is rewarded by the possessor being raised,
like a target, to a position to be fired at.
- Christian Nestell Bovee

We make way for the man who boldly pushes past us.
- Christian Nestell Bovee

It is ever the invisible that is the object of our profoundest worship.
With the lover it is not the seen but the unseen that he muses upon.
- Christian Nestell Bovee

Next to being witty, the best thing is being able to quote another's wit.
- Christian Nestell Bovee

Heaven lent you a soul, Earth will lend a grave.
- Christian Nestell Bovee

A sound discretion is not so much indicated by never
making a mistake as by never repeating it.
- Christian Nestell Bovee

Tears are nature's lotion for the eyes.
The eyes see better for being washed by them.
- Christian Nestell Bovee

Enthusiasm is the inspiration of everything great.
Without it no man is to be feared, and with it none despised.
- Christian Nestell Bovee

Many children, many cares; no children,
no felicity.
- Christian Nestell Bovee

Our first and last love is self-love.
- Christian Nestell Bovee

Living with a saint is more grueling than being one.
- Christian Nestell Bovee

The great artist is a slave to his ideals.
- Christian Nestell Bovee

Good men have the fewest fears.
He has but one great fear who fears to do wrong;
he has a thousand who has overcome it.
- Christian Nestell Bovee

Fame - a few words upon a tombstone,
and the truth of those not to be depended on.
- Christian Nestell Bovee

Earth took her shining station as a star,
In Heaven's dark hall, high up the crowd of worlds.
- Christian Nestell Bovee

Sensitiveness is closely allied to egotism;
and excessive sensibility is only another name for
morbid self-consciousness.
The cure for tender sensibilities is to make more of
our objects and less of our selves.
- Christian Nestell Bovee

You can't stop the music, nobody can stop the music.
- Village People

Don't die with your music still inside you.
Listen to your intuitive inner voice
and find what passion stirs your soul.
- Wayne Dyer

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

When I hear music, I fear no danger.
I am invulnerable. I see no foe.
I am related to the earliest times, and to the latest.
- Henry David Thoreau

The best of a book is not the thought which it contains,
but the thought which it suggests;
just as the charm of music dwells not in the tones
but in the echoes of our hearts.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

Words make you think a thought.
Music makes you feel a feeling.
A song makes you feel a thought.
- E. Y. Harburg

Don't die with your music still inside you.
- Wayne Dyer

If a man loses pace with his companions,
perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
Let him step to the music which he hears,
however measured or far away.
- Henry David Thoreau

Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
- Berthold Auerbach

Music takes us out of the actual
and whispers to us dim secrets
that startle our wonder as to who we are.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Take time to laugh.
It is the music of the soul.
Take time to think.
It is the source of power.
Take time to play.
It is the source of perpetual youth.
Take time to read.
It is the fountain of wisdom.
Take time to pray.
It is the greatest power on Earth.
Take time to love and be loved.
It is a God-given privilege.
Take time to be friendly.
It is the road to happiness.
Take time to give.
It is too short a day to be selfish.
Take time to work.
It is the price of success.
- Anonymous

When the music changes, so does the dance.
- African Proverb

Music doesn't lie.
If there is something to be changed in this world,
then it can only happen through music.
- Jimi Hendrix

If you look deep enough you will see music;
the heart of nature being everywhere music.
- Thomas Carlyle

After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing
the inexpressible is music.
- Aldous Huxley

Music, in performance, is a type of sculpture.
The air in the performance is sculpted into something.
- Frank Zappa

If you want to make beautiful music,
you must play the black and the white notes together.
- Richard M. Nixon

All good music resembles something.
Good music stirs by its mysterious resemblance to the
objects and feelings which motivated it.
- Jean Cocteau

Music is my religion.
- Jimi Hendrix

Indifferent to whether your mood is grumpy or cheerful,
Nature always sings her passionate song of joyful celebration.
You can never stop the happy song of life,
so join the celebration -
sing along, dance, make love,
smile your biggest smile, and cheer on God's music.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Music is well said to be the speech of angels.
- Thomas Carlyle

Music is intended and designed for sentient beings
that have hopes and purposes and emotions.
- Jacques Barzun

Count your blessings. Once you realize
how valuable you are and how much you have going for you,
the smiles will return, the sun will break out,
the music will play, and you will finally
be able to move forward the life that God intended
for you with grace, strength, courage, and confidence.
- Og Mandino

Music is a performance and needs the audience.
- Michael Tippett

Music is love in search of a word.
- Sidney Lanier

There's a lot of music that sounds like it's literally computer-generated,
totally divorced from a guy sitting down at an instrument.
- Aimee Mann

He has Van Gogh's ear for music.
- Billy Wilder

Music happens to be an art form that transcends language.
- Herbie Hancock

Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
- Ludwig van Beethoven

My music, my songs are 100 percent inspired by girl power.
- Paulina Rubio


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