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George William Curtis quotes (18)

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.
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Anger is an expensive luxury in which only men of certain income can indulge.
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Books are the ever burning lamps of accumulated wisdom.
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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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Happiness lies first of all in health.
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He is so old that his blood type was discontinued.
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Imagination is as good as many voyages - and how much cheaper!
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It is not observed in history that families improve with time.
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It is not the ship so much as the skillful sailing that assures the prosperous voyage.
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Nature makes woman to be won and men to win.
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Our common liberty is consecrated by a common sorrow.
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Reputation is favorable notoriety as distinguished from fame, which is permanent approval of great deeds and noble thoughts by the best intelligence of mankind.
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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.
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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.
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The fragrance always stays in the hand that gives the rose.
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The new year begins in a snow-storm of white vows.
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The test of civilization is its estimate of women.
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While we read history we make history.
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