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

Christian Nestell Bovee

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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