Washington Irving Quotes

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

Washington Irving

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

Washington Irving

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

Washington Irving

It was, as I have said, a fine autumnal day; the sky was clear and serene, and nature wore that rich and golden livery which we always associate with the idea of abundance. The forests had put on their sober brown and yellow, while some trees of the tenderer kind had been nipped by the frosts into brilliant dyes of orange, purple, and scarlet.

Washington Irving

Great minds have purposes; others have wishes.

Washington Irving

A barking dog is more useful than a sleeping lion

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 trouble thickens 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 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

There is never jealousy where there is not strong regard

Washington Irving

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

Washington Irving

The tongue is the only tool that gets sharper with use

Washington Irving

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

Washington Irving

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

Washington Irving

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

Washington Irving

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

Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above it

Washington Irving
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