Washington Irving

Washington Irving (1783-04-03 1859-11-28) was an American author of the early 19th century.
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The Almighty Dollar, that great object of universal devotion throughout our land.

Washington Irving

They who drink beer will think beer.

Washington Irving

Christmas is a season for kindling the fire for hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.

Washington Irving

The idol of today pushes the hero of yesterday out of our recollection; and will, in turn, be supplanted by his successor of tomorrow.

Washington Irving

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

Washington Irving

Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart.

Washington Irving

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

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

Washington Irving

One of the greatest and simplest tools for learning more and growing is doing more.

Washington Irving

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

Washington Irving

The natural effect of sorrow over the dead is to refine and elevate the mind.

Washington Irving

Marriage is the torment of one, the felicity of two, the strife and enmity of three.

Washington Irving

There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are messengers of overwhelming grief...and unspeakable love.

Washington Irving

Sweet is the memory of distant friends! Like the mellow rays of the departing sun, it falls tenderly, yet sadly, on the heart.

Washington Irving

I've had it with you and your emotional constipation!

Washington Irving

A sharp tongue is the only edge tool that grows keener with constant use.

Washington Irving

Great minds have purposes; little minds have wishes. Little minds are subdued by misfortunes; great minds rise above them.

Washington Irving

In civilized life, where the happiness, and indeed almost the existence, of man depends so much upon the opinion of his fellow men, he is constantly acting a studied part.

Washington Irving

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

Great minds have purposes; others have wishes.

Washington Irving

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

Washington Irving

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

There is a certain relief in change, even though it be from bad to worse; as I have 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

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

Washington Irving

Nothing is enough for the man to whom enough is to little.

Washington Irving
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