George William Curtis — American Author born on February 24, 1824, died on August 31, 1892

George William Curtis was an American writer and public speaker, born in Providence, Rhode Island, of New Englander ancestry. A Republican, he spoke in favor of African American equality and civil rights... (wikipedia)

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.
The new year begins in a snow-storm of white vows.
It is not the ship so much as the skillful sailing that assures the prosperous voyage.
Nature makes woman to be won and men to win.
Books are the ever burning lamps of accumulated wisdom.