【Top 26】Washington Irving Quotes

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1.    Age is a matter of feeling, not of years.    —   Washington Irving
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2.    A tart temper never mellows with age, and a sharp tongue is the only edged tool that grows keener with constant use.    —   Washington Irving
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3.    Temper never mellows with age, and a sharp tongue is the only edged tool that grows keener with constant use.    —   Washington Irving
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4.    After all, it is the divinity within that makes the divinity without and I have been more fascinated by a woman of talent and intelligence, though deficient in personal charms, than I have been by the most regular beauty.    —   Washington Irving
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5.    Young lawyers attend the courts, not because they have business there, but because they have no business.    —   Washington Irving
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6.    There is certain relief in change, even though it be from bad to worse! As I have often found in traveling in a stagecoach, that it is often a comfort to shift one’s position, and be bruised in a new place.    —   Washington Irving
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7.    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
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8.    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
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9.    Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune but great minds rise above them.    —   Washington Irving
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10.    A woman’s whole life is a history of the affections.    —   Washington Irving
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11.    Those men are most apt to be obsequious and conciliating abroad, who are under the discipline of shrews at home.    —   Washington Irving
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12.    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
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13.    Honest good humor is the oil and wine of a merry meeting, and there is no jovial companionship equal to that where the jokes are rather small and laughter abundant.    —   Washington Irving
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14.    He is the true enchanter, whose spell operates, not upon the senses, but upon the imagination and the heart.    —   Washington Irving
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15.    There is never jealousy where there is not strong regard.    —   Washington Irving
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16.    One of the greatest and simplest tools for learning more and growing is doing more.    —   Washington Irving
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17.    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 the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love.    —   Washington Irving
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18.    Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart.    —   Washington Irving
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19.    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
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20.    Marriage is the torment of one, the felicity of two, the strife and enmity of three.    —   Washington Irving
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21.    A kind heart is a fountain of gladness, making everything in its vicinity freshen into smiles.    —   Washington Irving
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22.    Who ever hears of fat men heading a riot, or herding together in turbulent mobs? No – no, your lean, hungry men who are continually worrying society, and setting the whole community by the ears.    —   Washington Irving
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23.    The natural effect of sorrow over the dead is to refine and elevate the mind.    —   Washington Irving
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24.    The natural principle of war is to do the most harm to our enemy with the least harm to ourselves and this of course is to be effected by stratagem.    —   Washington Irving
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25.    Kindness in women, not their beauteous looks, shall win my love.    —   Washington Irving
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26.    Christmas is a season for kindling the fire for hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.    —   Washington Irving
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