Washington Irving

Washington Irving

American writer

Lived from: 1783-1859

Category: Writers (Contemporary)

Quotes: Washington Irving

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    A kind heart is a fountain of gladness, making everything in its vicinity freshen into smiles.
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    A tart temper never mellows with age, and a sharp tongue is the only edged tool that grows keener with constant use.
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    A woman's life is a history of the affections.
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    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.
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    Great minds have purposes; others have wishes.
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    I am always at a loss at how much to believe of my own stories.
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    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.
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    Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above them.
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    Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart.
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    Marriage is the torment of one, the felicity of two, the strife and enmity of three.
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    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.
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    Some minds seem almost to create themselves, springing up under every disadvantage and working their solitary but irresistible way through a thousand obstacles.
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    Temper never mellows with age, and a sharp tongue is the only edged tool that grows keener with constant use.
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    The idol of today pushes the hero of yesterday out of our recollection; and will, in turn, be supplanted by his successor of tomorrow.
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    The natural effect of sorrow over the dead is to refine and elevate the mind.
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