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All Quotes by author - George William Curtis
" A man's country is not a certain area of land, of mountains, rivers, and woods, but it is a principle and patriotism is loyalty to that principle. "
" Anger is an expensive luxury in which only men of certain income can indulge. "
" Books are the ever burning lamps of accumulated wisdom. "
" Every great crisis of human history is a pass of Thermopylae, and there is always a Leonidas and his three hundred to die in it, if they can not conquer. "
" Happiness lies first of all in health. "
" Imagination is as good as many voyages - and how much cheaper! "
" It is not observed in history that families improve with time. "
" It is not the ship so much as the skillful sailing that assures the prosperous voyage. "
" Nature makes woman to be won and men to win. "
" Our common liberty is consecrated by a common sorrow. "
" Reputation is favorable notoriety as distinguished from fame, which is permanent approval of great deeds and noble thoughts by the best intelligence of mankind. "
" Romance like a ghost escapes touching; it is always where you are not, not where you are. The interview or conversation was prose at the time, but it is poetry in the memory. "
" The big mistake that men make is that when they turn thirteen or fourteen and all of a sudden they've reached puberty, they believe that they like women. Actually, you're just horny. It doesn't mean you like women any more at twenty-one than you did at ten. "
" The new year begins in a snow-storm of white vows. "
" The test of civilization is its estimate of women. "
" While we read history we make history. "
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