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James Wood, comp.  Dictionary of Quotations.  1899.
 
G. W. Curtis
 
  Criticism is not construction; it is observation.  1
  Happiness lies first of all in health.  2
  Life is a rich strain of music suggesting a realm too fair to be.  3
  Life is the best thing we can possibly make of it.  4
  Men love at first, and most warmly; women love last and longest. This is natural enough, for nature makes women to be won, and men to win.  5
  Patriotism is the vital condition of national permanence.  6
  Progress begins with the minority.  7
  Romance, like a ghost, eludes touching; it is always where you are not, not where you are. The interview or conversation was prose at the time, but is poetry in memory.  8
  The test of civilisation is the estimate of woman.  9
 
 
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