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28 Famous Quotes by Washington Irving
4/3/1783 - 11/28/1859
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Diedrich Knickerbocker     Geoffrey Crayon     Jonathan Oldstyle
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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.

Being a woman Quotes, by Washington Irving

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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.

Communication Quotes, by Washington Irving

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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.

Fulfilment Quotes, by Washington Irving

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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.

Mothers Quotes, by Washington Irving

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Great minds have purposes; little minds have wishes. Little minds are subdued by misfortunes; great minds rise above them.

Overcoming Quotes, by Washington Irving

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Here's to your good health, and your family's good health, and may you all live long and prosper.

Toasts Quotes, by Washington Irving , Source: Rip Van Winkle, (from The Sketch Book) as used by Joseph Jefferson

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The idol of to-day pushes the hero of yesterday out of our recollection, and will, in turn, be supplanted by his successor of to-morrow.

Heroes Quotes, by Washington Irving , Source: The Sketch Book--Westminster Abbey

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His very faults smack of the raciness of his good qualities.

Faults Quotes, by Washington Irving , Source: The Sketch Book--John Bull

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The moon of the whip-poor-will from the hillside; the boding cry of the tree-toad, that harbinger of storm; the dreary hooting of the screechowl.

Whippoorwills Quotes, by Washington Irving , Source: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, (from The Sketch Book)

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Free livers on a small scale; who are prodigal within the compass of a guinea.

Eating Quotes, by Washington Irving , Source: The Stout Gentleman

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As I sat on a sunny bank On Christmas day in the morning I spied three ships come sailing in.

Christmas Quotes, by Washington Irving , Source: The Sketch Book--The Sunny Bank

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History fades into fable; fact becomes clouded with doubt and controversy; the inscription moulders from the tablet: the statue falls from the pedestal. Columns, arches, pyramids, what are they but heaps of sand; and their epitaphs, but characters written in the dust?

Ruin Quotes, by Washington Irving , Source: The Sketch Book--Westminster Abbey

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There is a 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.

Change Quotes, by Washington Irving

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Great minds have purposes, others have wishes. Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above them.

Misfortune Quotes, by Washington Irving

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The idol of today pushes the hero of yesterday out of our recollection; and will, in turn, be supplanted by his successor of tomorrow.

Heroism Quotes, by Washington Irving

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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.

Mothers Quotes, by Washington Irving

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

Women Quotes, by Washington Irving

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Great minds have purposes, others have wishes.

Inspirational Quotes, by Washington Irving

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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.

Inspirational Quotes, by Washington Irving

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

Adversity Quotes, by Washington Irving

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

Affection Quotes, by Washington Irving

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

Change Quotes, by Washington Irving

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

Dignity Quotes, by Washington Irving

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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.

Heart-quotes Quotes, by Washington Irving

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

Heart-quotes Quotes, by Washington Irving

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