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"
"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
"One of the greatest and simplest tools for learning more and growing is doing more."
Author: Irving Quotes Category: Action Quotes
"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
"It embarrasses me to think of all those years I was buying silk suits and alligator shoes that were hurting my feet; cars that I just parked, and the dust would just build up on them."
Author: Irving Quotes Category: Approval Quotes
"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
"Christmas is a season for kindling the fire for hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart."
"They who drink beer will think beer."
"There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love."
"Great minds have purposes; little minds have wishes. Little minds are subdued by misfortunes; great minds rise above them."
"Marriage is the torment of one, the felicity of two, the strife and enmity of three."
"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 tongue is the only tool that gets sharper with use."
"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."
"He is the true enchanter, whose spell operates, not upon the senses, but upon the imagination and the heart."
"There is never jealousy where there is not strong regard."
"A tart temper never mellows with age, and a sharp tongue is the only edged tool that grows keener with constant use."
"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."
"Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above them."



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