George Curtis Quotes


18 George Curtis quotes:



"He is so old that his blood type was discontinued."
"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."
Author: Curtis Quotes Category: Crisis Quotes
"The sure foundations of the state are laid in knowledge, not in ignorance; and every sneer at education, at culture, at book learning, which is the recorded wisdom of the experience of mankind, is the demagogue's sneer at intelligent liberty, inviting national degeneracy and ruin."
Author: Curtis Quotes Category: Culture Quotes
"Reputation is favorable notoriety as distinguished from fame, which is permanent approval of great deeds and noble thoughts by the best intelligence of mankind."
Author: Curtis Quotes Category: Approval Quotes
"Books are the ever burning lamps of accumulated wisdom."
"Anger is an expensive luxury in which only men of certain income can indulge."
Author: Curtis Quotes Category: Anger Quotes
"Anger, even when it punishes the faults of delinquents, ought not to precede reason as its mistress, but attend as a handmaid at the back of reason, to come to the front when bidden. For once it begins to take control of the mind, it calls just what it does cruelly."
Author: Curtis Quotes Category: Anger Quotes
"The test of civilization is its estimate of women."
"While we read history we make history."
"It is not observed in history that families improve with time."
Author: Curtis Quotes Category: History Quotes
"Imagination is as good as many voyages -- and how much cheaper."
Author: Curtis Quotes Category: Imagination Quotes
"A bird sang sweet and strongIn the top of the highest tree,He said, "I pour out my heart in songFor the summer that soon shall be."But deep in the shady wood,Another bird sang, "I pourMy heart on the solemn solitudeFor the springs that return no more."
Author: Curtis Quotes Category: Heart Quotes
"Happiness lies, first of all, in health."
Author: Curtis Quotes Category: Happiness Quotes
"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."
Author: Curtis Quotes Category: Romance Quotes
"Nature makes woman to be won and men to win."
"Our common liberty is consecrated by a common sorrow."
Author: Curtis Quotes Category: Liberty Quotes
"A bird sang sweet and strong In the top of the highest tree, He said, "I pour out my heart in song For the summer that soon shall be." But deep in the shady wood, Another bird sang, "I pour My heart on the solemn solitude For the springs that return no more."
Author: Curtis Quotes Category: Solitude Quotes
"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."
Author: Curtis Quotes Category: Patriotism Quotes



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