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Washington Irving

Washington Irving (1783-04-03 1859-11-28) was an American author of the early 19th century.
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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 father may turn his back on his child, … . but a mother's love endures through all.

Washington Irving

Happiness is reflective, like the light of heaven.

Washington Irving

A tart temper never mellows with age; and a sharp tongue is the only edged tool that grows keener with constant use.

Washington Irving

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

Washington Irving

A woman's whole life is a history of the affections.

Washington Irving

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

Washington Irving

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

Washington Irving

Great minds have purposes, others have wishes.

Washington Irving

They who drink beer will think beer.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Washington Irving

Ducks and geese are foolish things, and must be looked after, but girls can take care of themselves.

Washington Irving

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

Washington Irving

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

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

Washington Irving

In elementary school, in case of fire you have to line up quietly in a single file line from smallest to tallest. What is the logic? Do tall people burn slower?

Washington Irving

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

Washington Irving

Great minds have purposes; others have wishes.

Washington Irving

A woman's life is a history of the affections.

Washington Irving

The Almighty Dollar, that great object of universal devotion throughout our land.

Washington Irving
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