Washington Irving Quotes

Great minds have purposes; others have wishes.

Washington Irving

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

Washington Irving

A barking dog is more useful than a sleeping lion

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

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

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

Washington Irving

Great minds have purposes; others have wishes.

Washington Irving

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

. he would have passed a pleasant life of it, in despite of the Devil and all his works, if his path had not been crossed by a being that causes more perplexity to mortal man than ghosts, goblins, and the whole race of witches put together, and that was--a woman.

Washington Irving

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

Washington Irving

Honest good humour 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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