George William Curtis
Place of Birth
Providence, New York
February 24, 1824
August 31, 1892
Reputation is favorable notoriety as distinguished from fame, which is permanent approval of great deeds and noble thoughts by the best intelligence of mankind.
In Thoughts Quotes
Life is a rich strain of music, suggesting a realm too fair to be.
In Inspirational Life Quotes
It is not the ship so much as the skillful sailing that assures the prosperous voyage.
In Sailing 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.
In Patriotism Quotes
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 develop as an equal human being.
In God 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.
In Patriotism Quotes
Progress begins with the minority. It is completed by persuading the majority, by showing the reason and the of the step forward, and that is accomplished by appealing to the intelligence of the majority.
In Progress Quotes
Our great social and political advantage is opportunity.
In Opportunity 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.
In Knowledge Quotes
Heroes in history seem to us poetic because they are there. But if we should tell the simple truth of some of our neighbors, it would sound like poetry.
In Hero Quotes
Prussia is great because her people are intelligent. They know the alphabet. The alphabet is conquering the world.
In Education Quotes
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