George William Curtis Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old george william curtis quotes, george william curtis sayings, and george william curtis proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


It is not the ship so much as the skillful sailing that assures the prosperous voyage.      

George William Curtis

Books are the ever-burning lamps of accumulated wisdom.      

George William Curtis

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 William Curtis

Age is a matter of feeling...not of years.     

George William Curtis

Age is a matter of feeling, not of years.     

George William Curtis

The new year begins in a snow-storm of white vows.     

George William Curtis

Happiness lies, first of all, in health.     

George William Curtis

The New Year begins in a snow-storm of white vows     

George William Curtis

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 William Curtis

It is not the ship so much as the skillful sailing that assures the prosperous voyage.     

George William Curtis

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 William Curtis

Age is a matter of feeling, not of years.     

George William Curtis

Our great social and political advantage is opportunity.     

George William Curtis

A journal should be neither an echo nor a pander.     

George William Curtis

The test of civilization is the estimate of women.     

George William Curtis

Happiness is speechless.     

George William Curtis

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 William Curtis

Modern Americans travel light, with little philosophic baggage other than a fervent belief in their right to the pursuit of happiness.     

George William Curtis