Washington Irving quotes

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

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

— Washington Irving

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“Great minds have purposes; others have wishes.”

— Washington Irving

 quotes - Age is a matter of feeling, not of years. Share

“Age is a matter of feeling, not of years.”

— Washington Irving

 quotes - Nothing is enough for the man to whom enough is to little. Share

“Nothing is enough for the man to whom enough is to little.”

— Washington Irving

“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.”

— Washington Irving

“A father may turn his back on his child, brothers and sisters may become inveterate enemies, husbands may desert their wives, wives their husbands. But a mother's love endures through all.”

— Washington Irving

“Sweet is the memory of distant friends! Like the mellow rays of the departing sun, it falls tenderly, yet sadly, on the heart.”

— Washington Irving

“There is in every true woman's heart, a spark of heavenly fire, which lies dormant in the broad daylight of prosperity, but which kindles up and beams and blazes in the dark hour of adversity.”

— Washington Irving

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

— Washington Irving

“Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above them.”

— 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

“There is in every woman's heart a spark of heavenly fire which lies dormant in the broad daylight of prosperity, but which kindles up and beams and blazes in the dark hour of adversity.”

— Washington Irving

“Kindness in women, not their beauteous looks, shall win my love.”

— Washington Irving

“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.”

— Washington Irving

“A tart temper never mellows with age, and a sharp tongue is the only edged tool that grows keener with constant use.”

— Washington Irving

“They who drink beer will think beer.”

— Washington Irving

“The sorrow for the dead is the only sorrow from which we refuse to be divorced. Every other wound we seek to heal - every other affliction to forget: but this wound we consider it a duty to keep open - this affliction we cherish and brood over in solitude.”

— Washington Irving

“One of the greatest and simplest tools for learning more and growing is doing more.”

— Washington Irving

“There is never jealousy where there is not strong regard.”

— Washington Irving

“The easiest thing to do, whenever you fail, is to put yourself down by blaming your lack of ability for your misfortunes.”

— Washington Irving

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

— Washington Irving

“I've had it with you and your emotional constipation!”

— Washington Irving

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

— Washington Irving

“The tongue is the only tool that gets sharper with use.”

— Washington Irving

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

— Washington Irving

“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

“He is the true enchanter, whose spell operates, not upon the senses, but upon the imagination and the heart.”

— Washington Irving

“Temper never mellows with age, and a sharp tongue is the only edged tool that grows keener with constant use.”

— 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