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Washington Irving Quotes and Sayings

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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

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 messengers of overwhelming grief ...
and unspeakable love.
- Washington Irving

They who drink beer will think beer.
- Washington Irving

 

There is a serene and settled majesty to woodland scenery
that enters into the soul and delights and elevates it,
and fills it with noble inclinations.
- Washington Irving

The tongue is the only tool that gets sharper with use.
- Washington Irving

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

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A sharp tongue is the only edge tool that grows keener with constant use.
- Washington Irving

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

I am always at a loss at how much to believe of my own stories.
- 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

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.
- Washington Irving

Young lawyers attend the courts, not because they have business there,
but because they have no business.
- Washington Irving

There is never jealousy where there is not strong regard.
- Washington Irving

A woman never forgets her sex.
She would rather talk with a man than an angel,
any day.
- Washington Irving

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

Those men are most apt to be obsequious and conciliating abroad,
who are under the discipline of shrews at home.
- Washington Irving

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

Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune;
but great minds rise above them.
- Washington Irving

One of the greatest and simplest tools for learning
more and growing is doing more.
- Washington Irving

Marriage is the torment of one, the felicity of two,
the strife and enmity of three.
- Washington Irving

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

The natural effect of sorrow over the dead is to refine and elevate the mind.
- 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

Kindness in women, not their beauteous looks,
shall win my love.
- Washington Irving

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

Age is a matter of feeling, not of years.
- Washington Irving

Some minds seem almost to create themselves,
springing up under every disadvantage and working their
solitary but irresistible way through a thousand obstacles.
- Washington Irving

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

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

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

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

It is not poverty so much as pretense that harasses a ruined man -
the struggle between a proud mind and an empty purse -
the keeping up of a hollow show that must soon come to an end.
- Washington Irving

After all, it is the divinity within that makes the divinity without;
and I have been more fascinated by a woman of talent and intelligence,
though deficient in personal charms,
than I have been by the most regular beauty.
- 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

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

The land of literature is a fairy land to those who view it at a distance,
but, like all other landscapes, the charm fades on a nearer approach,
and the thorns and briars become visible.
- Washington Irving

There is certain relief in change, even though it be from bad to worse!
As I have often found in traveling in a stagecoach,
that it is often a comfort to shift one's position,
and be bruised in a new place.
- 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

Darkness cannot drive out darkness;
only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate;
only love can do that.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Use the power of your word
in the direction of truth and love.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Where there is great love,
there are always miracles.
- Willa Cather

Hate is never conquered by hate,
Hate is only conquered by love.
- The Buddha

Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Love one another but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea
between the shores of your souls.
- Khalil Gibran

Lord, grant that I might not so much
seek to be loved as to love.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Life is a reflection of intent.
Love reflects love.
Hate reflects hate.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

I have found that if you love life,
life will love you back.
- Arthur Rubinstein

Love is granting another the space to be
the way they are and the way they are not.
- Werner Erhard

Love me when I least deserve it,
because that's when I really need it.
- Swedish Proverb

Know the power and the peace of saying,
"I love you just the way you are."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We are not held back by the love we didn't receive in the past,
but by the love we're not extending in the present.
- Marianne Williamson

A new command I give you: Love one another.
As I have loved you, so you must love one another.
- Jesus of Nazareth (John 13:34)

This is my wish for you:
Comfort on difficult days,
Smiles when sadness intrudes,
Rainbows to follow the clouds,
Laughter to kiss your lips,
Sunsets to warm your heart,
Hugs when spirits sag,
Beauty for your eyes to see,
Friendships to brighten your being,
Faith so that you can believe,
Confidence for when you doubt,
Courage to know yourself,
Patience to accept the truth,
Love to complete your life.
- Anonymous

Love is the absence of judgment.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

If you love something, set it free;
if it comes back it's yours,
if it doesn't, it never was.
- Richard Bach

Do all things with love.
- Og Mandino

If (s)he's an apple and you're an orange,
celebrate your differences -
make a great fruit salad.
Love isn't about being the same -
it's about being sweet with each other.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love means not ever having to say you're sorry.
- Erich Segal

Love is when the other person's happiness
is more important than your own.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Your love is more powerful
than your words or your actions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To the people who love you,
you are beautiful already.
This is not because they're
blind to your shortcomings
but because they so clearly see your soul.
- Victoria Moran

This day I will marry my friend,
the one I laugh with, live for, dream with, love.
- Anonymous

Love Without Limits.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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