Washington Irving Quotes


31 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"
"The grate had been removed from the wide overwhelming fireplace, to make way for a fire of wood, in the midst of which was an enormous log glowing and blazing, and sending forth a vast volume of light and heat; this I understood was the Yule-log, which the Squire was particular in having brought in and illumined on a Christmas eve, according to ancient custom."
Author: Irving Quotes Category: Fire Quotes
"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."
Author: Irving Quotes Category: Gifts Quotes
"There is never jealousy where there is not strong regard"
"Christmas is a season for kindling the fire for hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart."
"Marriage is the torment of one, the felicity of two, the strife and enmity of three."
"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."
"A tart temper never mellows with age, and a sharp tongue is the only edged tool that grows keener with constant use."
"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."
"One of the greatest and simplest tools for learning more and growing is doing more."
Author: Irving Quotes Category: Action Quotes
"A woman's life is a history of the affections"
"Great minds have purposes; others have wishes."
"The idol of today pushes the hero of yesterday out of our recollection; and will, in turn, be supplanted by his successor of tomorrow."
"Honest good humor 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."
"I am always at a loss at how much to believe of my own stories."
"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."
Author: Irving Quotes Category: Adversity Quotes
"He is the true enchanter, whose spell operates, not upon the senses, but upon the imagination and the heart."
"Temper never mellows with age, and a sharp tongue is the only edged tool that grows keener with constant use."
"Those men are most apt to be obsequious and conciliating abroad, who are under the discipline of shrews at home."
Author: Irving Quotes Category: Discipline Quotes
"A woman's whole life is a history of the affections. The heart is her world: it is there her ambition strives for empire; it is there her avarice seeks for hidden treasures. She sends forth her sympathies on adventure; she embarks her whole soul on the traffic of affection; and if shipwrecked, her case is hopeless -- for it is a bankruptcy of the heart."
Author: Irving Quotes Category: Women Quotes



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