Washington Irving Quotes

Top 92 wise famous quotes and sayings by Washington Irving

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Washington Irving quotes: A woman's life is a history of the affections. A woman's life is a history of the affections.
Washington Irving quotes: The Englishman is too apt to neglect the present good in preparing against the possible evil. The Englishman is too apt to neglect the present good in preparing against the possible evil.
Washington Irving quotes: But what courage can withstand the ever-during and all-besetting terrors of a woman's tongue? But what courage can withstand the ever-during and all-besetting terrors of a woman's tongue?
Washington Irving quotes: The very difference of character in marriage produces a harmonious combination. The very difference of character in marriage produces a harmonious combination.
Washington Irving quotes: Too young for woe, though not for tears. Too young for woe, though not for tears.
Washington Irving quotes: There is a healthful hardiness about real dignity that never dreads contact and communion with others however humble. There is a healthful hardiness about real dignity that never dreads contact and communion with others however humble.
Washington Irving quotes: He that drinks beer, thinks beer. He that drinks beer, thinks beer.
Washington Irving quotes: A kind heart is a fountain of gladness, making everything in its vicinity freshen into smiles. A kind heart is a fountain of gladness, making everything in its vicinity freshen into smiles.
Washington Irving quotes: To look upon its grass grown yard, where the sunbeams seem to sleep so quietly, one would think that there at least the dead might rest in peace. To look upon its grass grown yard, where the sunbeams seem to sleep so quietly, one would think that there at least the dead might rest in peace.
Washington Irving quotes: A tart temper never mellows with age, and a sharp tongue is the only edged tool that grows keener with constant use. A tart temper never mellows with age, and a sharp tongue is the only edged tool that grows keener with constant use.
Washington Irving quotes: Poetry had breathed over and sanctified the land. Poetry had breathed over and sanctified the land.
Washington Irving quotes: He who would greatly deserve must greatly dare. He who would greatly deserve must greatly dare.
Washington Irving quotes: A woman's whole life is a history of the affections. A woman's whole life is a history of the affections.
Washington Irving quotes: There is a sacredness in tears There is a sacredness in tears
Washington Irving quotes: [I]n the gloomy month of February ... The Deserts of Arabia are not more dreary and inhospitable than the streets of London at such a time ... [I]n the gloomy month of February ... The Deserts of Arabia are not more dreary and inhospitable than the streets of London at such a time ...
Washington Irving quotes: Young lawyers attend the courts, not because they have business there, but because they have no business. Young lawyers attend the courts, not because they have business there, but because they have no business.
Washington Irving quotes: Villainy wears many masks; none so dangerous as the mask of virtue. Villainy wears many masks; none so dangerous as the mask of virtue.
Washington Irving quotes: No man is so methodical as a complete idler, and none so scrupulous in measuring out his time as he whose time is worth nothing. No man is so methodical as a complete idler, and none so scrupulous in measuring out his time as he whose time is worth nothing.
Washington Irving quotes: He is the true enchanter, whose spell operates, not upon the senses, but upon the imagination and the heart. He is the true enchanter, whose spell operates, not upon the senses, but upon the imagination and the heart.
Washington Irving quotes: There is no character in the comedy of human life more difficult to play well than that of an old bachelor. There is no character in the comedy of human life more difficult to play well than that of an old bachelor.
Washington Irving quotes: It lightens the stroke to draw near to Him who handles the rod. It lightens the stroke to draw near to Him who handles the rod.
Washington Irving quotes: 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. 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 quotes: There is certainly something in angling that tends to produce a serenity of the mind. There is certainly something in angling that tends to produce a serenity of the mind.
Washington Irving quotes: There is a majestic grandeur in tranquillity. There is a majestic grandeur in tranquillity.
Washington Irving quotes: 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. 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 quotes: Great minds have purpose, others have wishes. Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortunes; but great minds rise above them. Great minds have purpose, others have wishes. Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortunes; but great minds rise above them.
Washington Irving quotes: There is never jealousy where there is not strong regard. There is never jealousy where there is not strong regard.
Washington Irving quotes: It's a dog eat dog world. But only if the second dog is more stupid than the first. It's a dog eat dog world. But only if the second dog is more stupid than the first.
Washington Irving quotes: The paternal hearth, the rallying-place of the affections. The paternal hearth, the rallying-place of the affections.
Washington Irving quotes: I've had it with you and your emotional constipation! I've had it with you and your emotional constipation!
Washington Irving quotes: Man passes away; his name perishes from record and recollection; his history is as a tale that is told, and his very monument becomes a ruin. Man passes away; his name perishes from record and recollection; his history is as a tale that is told, and his very monument becomes a ruin.
Washington Irving quotes: Great minds have purposes, others have wishes. Great minds have purposes, others have wishes.
Washington Irving quotes: I sometimes think one of the great blessings we shall enjoy in heaven, will be to receive letters by every post and never be obliged to reply to them. I sometimes think one of the great blessings we shall enjoy in heaven, will be to receive letters by every post and never be obliged to reply to them.
Washington Irving quotes: Ducks and geese are foolish things, and must be looked after, but girls can take care of themselves. Ducks and geese are foolish things, and must be looked after, but girls can take care of themselves.
Washington Irving quotes: The idol of today pushes the hero of yesterday out of our recollection; and will, in turn, be supplanted by his successor of tomorrow. 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 quotes: Small minds are subdued by misfortunes, greater minds overcome them. Small minds are subdued by misfortunes, greater minds overcome them.
Washington Irving quotes: After a man passes 60 , his mischief is mainly in his head After a man passes 60 , his mischief is mainly in his head
Washington Irving quotes: The tongue is the only instrument that gets sharper with use. The tongue is the only instrument that gets sharper with use.
Washington Irving quotes: Those men are most apt to be obsequious and conciliating abroad, who are under the discipline of shrews at home. Those men are most apt to be obsequious and conciliating abroad, who are under the discipline of shrews at home.
Washington Irving quotes: One point is certain, that truth is one and immutable; until the jurors all agree, they cannot all be right. One point is certain, that truth is one and immutable; until the jurors all agree, they cannot all be right.
Washington Irving quotes: The only happy author in this world is he who is below the care of reputation. The only happy author in this world is he who is below the care of reputation.
Washington Irving quotes: The easiest thing to do, whenever you fail, is to put yourself down by blaming your lack of ability for your misfortunes. The easiest thing to do, whenever you fail, is to put yourself down by blaming your lack of ability for your misfortunes.
Washington Irving quotes: Those who are well assured of their own standing are least apt to trepass on that of others. Those who are well assured of their own standing are least apt to trepass on that of others.
Washington Irving quotes: Age is a matter of feeling, not of years. Age is a matter of feeling, not of years.
Washington Irving quotes: Enthusiasts soon understand each other. Enthusiasts soon understand each other.
Washington Irving quotes: The almighty dollar, that great object of universal devotion throughout our land, seems to have no genuine devotees in these peculiar villages. The almighty dollar, that great object of universal devotion throughout our land, seems to have no genuine devotees in these peculiar villages.
Washington Irving quotes: There was one species of despotism under which he had long groaned, and that was petticoat government. There was one species of despotism under which he had long groaned, and that was petticoat government.
Washington Irving quotes: I am always at a loss at how much to believe of my own stories. I am always at a loss at how much to believe of my own stories.
Washington Irving quotes: Kindness in women, not their beauteous looks, shall win my love. Kindness in women, not their beauteous looks, shall win my love.
Washington Irving quotes: Connecticut, a State which supplies the Union with pioneers for the mind as well as for the forest, Connecticut, a State which supplies the Union with pioneers for the mind as well as for the forest,
Washington Irving quotes: Jealous people poison their own banquet and then eat it Jealous people poison their own banquet and then eat it
Washington Irving quotes: There is nothing like the silence and loneliness of night to bring dark shadows over the brightest mind. There is nothing like the silence and loneliness of night to bring dark shadows over the brightest mind.
Washington Irving quotes: The oil and wine of merry meeting. The oil and wine of merry meeting.
Washington Irving quotes: Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above them. Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above them.