Washington Irving Quotes (26 quotations)

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1. ...but what courage can withstand the ever-enduring and all-besetting terrors of a woman's tongue? - Washington Irving

2. 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. - Washington Irving

3. A kind heart is a fountain of gladness, making everything in its vicinity freshen into smiles. - Washington Irving

4. A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials, heavy and sudden, fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine, desert us; when troubles thicken around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts. - Washington Irving

5. A tart temper never mellows with age, and a sharp tongue is the only edged tool that grows keener with constant use. - Washington Irving

6. A woman never forgets her sex. She would rather talk with a man than an angel, any day. - Washington Irving

7. A woman's whole life is a history of the affections. - Washington Irving

8. Acting provides the fulfillment of never being fulfilled. You're never as good as you'd like to be. So there's always something to hope for. - Washington Irving

9. Age is a matter of feeling, not of years. - Washington Irving

10. 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. - Washington Irving

11. Christmas! 'Tis the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial fire of charity in the heart. - Washington Irving

12. Great minds have purposes, others have wishes. Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above them. - Washington Irving

13. Happiness is reflective, like the light of heaven. - Washington Irving

14. It embarrasses me to think of all those years I was buying silk suits and alligator shoes that were hurting my feet; cars that I just parked, and the dust would just build up on them. - Washington Irving

15. Kindness in women, not their beauteous looks, shall win my love. - Washington Irving

16. Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above them. - Washington Irving

17. My only fear is that I may live too long. This would be a subject of dread to me. - Washington Irving

18. Nothing is enough for the man to whom enough is to little. - Washington Irving

19. One of the greatest and simplest tools for learning more and growing is doing more. - Washington Irving

20. Resolved, never to do anything which I should be afraid to do, if it were my last of life. - Washington Irving

21. Some minds seem almost to create themselves, springing up under every disadvantage and working their solitary but irresistible way through a thousand obstacles. - Washington Irving

22. The easiest thing to do, whenever you fail, is to put yourself down by blaming your lack of ability for your misfortunes. - Washington Irving

23. There is a certain relief in change, even though it be from bad to worse! As I have often found in travelling in a stagecoach, that it is often a comfort to shift one's position, and be bruised in a new place. - Washington Irving

24. There is a healthful hardiness about real dignity that never dreads contact and communion with others, however humble. - Washington Irving

25. They who drink beer will think beer. - Washington Irving

26. Youth fades; love droops; the leaves of friendship fall; a mother's secret hope outlives them all! - Washington Irving

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