26 Total Quotes

George Curtis 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."
George Curtis
#Heart

The new year begins in a snow-storm of white vows.
George Curtis
#New Year

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 Curtis
#Patriotic #Country

It is not observed in history that families improve with time.
George Curtis
#History

Happiness lies, first of all, in health.
George Curtis
#Happiness

Age is a matter of feeling, not of years.
George Curtis
#American Writer

While we read history we make history.
George Curtis
#History And Historians #History

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.
George Curtis
#Culture

The test of civilization is the estimate of woman. Among savages she is a slave. In the dark ages of Christianity she is a toy and a sentimental goddess. With increasing moral light, and greater liberty, and more universal justice, she begins to deve
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#Woman

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.
George Curtis
#Anger

Books are the ever burning lamps of accumulated wisdom.
George Curtis
#Books And Reading

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 Curtis
#Romance

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.
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#Crisis

He is so old that his blood type was discontinued.
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#Age And Aging #Blood

Nature makes woman to be won and men to win.
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#Men And Women #Men

The test of civilization is its estimate of women.
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#Civilization

Our common liberty is consecrated by a common sorrow.
George Curtis
#Liberty

Anger is an expensive luxury in which only men of certain income can indulge.
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#Anger

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 Curtis
#Approval

Imagination is as good as many voyages -- and how much cheaper.
George Curtis
#Imagination

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."
George Curtis
#Heart #Solitude