Christian Nestell Bovee (February 22, 1820 – January 18, 1904) was an epigrammatic New York City writer. He was born in New York City. Bovee wrote two books that were widely quoted in contemporaneous compilations, these being Intuitions and Summaries of Thought and Thoughts, Feelings and Fancies.
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The passions are like fire, useful in a thousand ways and dangerous only in one, through their excess.
Fame - a few words upon a tombstone and the truth of those not to be depended on.
We trifle when we assign limits to our desires since nature hath set none.
Next to being witty the best thing is being able to quote another's wit.
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.