Quotes by George William Curtis

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George William Curtis (February 24, 1824 - August 31, 1892) was an American writer and public speaker.

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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.

Age is a matter of feeling, not of years.
Nature makes woman to be won and men to win.
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.
Happiness lies first of all in health.
The test of civilization is its estimate of women.
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.

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