George William Curtis Quotes

- Notable George William Curtis Quotes Index -

Born: February 24, 1824, New York City, New York
Birth Country: USA
Died: New York City, New York, August 31, 1892
Occupation: Author

1.
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.
- George William Curtis

2.
Anger is an expensive luxury in which only men of certain income can indulge.
- George William Curtis

3.
Books are the ever burning lamps of accumulated wisdom.
- George William Curtis

4.
Happiness lies first of all in health.
- George William Curtis

5.
Imagination is as good as many voyages - and how much cheaper!
- George William Curtis

6.
Nature makes woman to be won and men to win.
- George William Curtis

7.
Reputation is favorable notoriety as distinguished from fame, which is permanent approval of great deeds and noble thoughts by the best intelligence of mankind.
- George William Curtis

8.
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.
- George William Curtis

9.
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.
- George William Curtis

10.
The test of civilization is its estimate of women.
- George William Curtis

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