Best Quotes by George William Curtis (Top 10)

  1. It is not the ship so much as the skillful sailing that assures the prosperous voyage.
  2. 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.
  3. Happiness lies first of all in health.
  4. The new year begins in a snow-storm of white vows.
  5. 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.
  6. Books are the ever burning lamps of accumulated wisdom.
  7. While we read history we make history.
  8. I walked beside the evening sea And dreamed a dream that could not be; The waves that plunged along the shore Said only: "Dreamer, dream no more!"
  9. Reputation is favorable notoriety as distinguished from fame, which is permanent approval of great deeds and noble thoughts by the best intelligence of mankind.
  10. Anger is an expensive luxury in which only men of certain income can indulge.

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