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Famous Washington Irving Quotations

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Quote Left The sorrow for the dead is the only sorrow from which we refuse to be divorced. Every other wound we seek to heal -- every other affliction to forget: but this wound we consider it a duty to keep open -- this affliction we cherish and brood over in solitude. Quote Right
Quote Left There is a certain relief in change, even though it be from bad to worse; as I have found in travelling in a stage- coach, that it is often a ... Quote Right
Quote Left There is a certain relief in change, even though it be from bad to worse; as I have found in traveling in a stagecoach, that it is often a comfort to shift one's position and be bruised in a new place. Quote Right
Quote Left The idol of today pushes the hero of yesterday out of our recollection; and will, in turn, be supplanted by his successor of tomorrow. Quote Right
Quote Left Christmas is a season for kindling the fire for hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart. Quote Right
Quote Left An inexhaustible good nature is one of the most precious gifts of heaven, spreading itself like oil over the troubled sea of thought, and keeping the mind smooth and equable in the roughest weather. Quote Right
Quote Left A tart temper never mellows with age, and a sharp tongue is the only edged tool that grows keener with constant use. Quote Right
Quote Left There is a serene and settled majesty to woodland scenery that enters into the soul and delights and elevates it, and fills it with noble inclinations. Quote Right
Quote Left The almighty dollar, that great object of universal devotion. Quote Right
Quote Left A father may turn his back on his child, brothers and sisters may become inveterate enemies, husbands may desert their wives, wives their husbands. But a mother's love endures through all. Quote Right
Quote Left A kind heart is a fountain of gladness, making everything in its vicinity freshen into smiles. Quote Right
Quote Left They who drink beer will think beer. Quote Right
Quote Left Some minds seem almost to create themselves, springing up under every disadvantage and working their solitary but irresistible way throughout a thousand obstacles. Quote Right
Quote Left Great minds have purposes, little minds have wishes. Quote Right
Quote Left In civilized life, where the happiness and indeed almost the existence of man, depends on the opinion of his fellow men. He is constantly acting a studied part. Quote Right
Quote Left There is a healthful hardiness about real dignity that never dreads contact and communion with others, however humble. Quote Right
Quote Left There is a healthful hardiness about real dignity that never dreads contact and communion with others however humble. Quote Right
Quote Left There is in every true woman's heart a spark of heavenly fire, which lies dormant in the broad daylight of prosperity; but which kindles up, and beams and blazes in the dark hour of adversity. Quote Right
Quote Left A woman's whole life is a history of the affections. The heart is her world: it is there her ambition strives for empire; it is there her avar... Quote Right
Quote Left There is never jealousy where there is not strong regard. Quote Right
Quote Left Marriage is the torment of one, the felicity of two, the strife and enmity of three. Quote Right
Quote Left Temper never mellows with age, and a sharp tongue is the only edged tool that grows keener with constant use. Quote Right
Quote Left Great minds have purposes, others have wishes. Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above them. Quote Right
Quote Left Happiness is reflective, like the light of heaven. Quote Right
Quote Left I am always at a loss to know how much to believe of my own stories. Quote Right
Quote Left Great minds have purposes; others have wishes. Quote Right
Quote Left I am always at a loss at how much to believe of my own stories. Quote Right
Quote Left Rising genius always shoots out its rays from among the clouds, but these will gradually roll away and disappear as it ascends to its steady luster. Quote Right
Quote Left A tart temper never mellows with age; and a sharp tongue is the only edged tool that grows keener with constant use. Quote Right
Quote Left Great minds have purposes, others have wishes. Quote Right