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Washington Irving Quotes
Sad 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.
- Washington Irving

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

Great minds have purposes others have wishes.
- 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


 

Christmas is a season for kindling the fire for hospitality in the hall,
the genial flame of charity in the heart.
- Washington Irving

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

They who drink beer will think beer.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

That sense of sacredness,
that thinking in generations,
must begin with reverence for this earth.
- Paul Tsongas

Something opens our wings.
Something makes boredom and hurt disappear.
Someone fills the cup in front of us:
We taste only sacredness.
- Rumi

Confidence...
thrives on honesty, on honor, on the sacredness of obligations,
on faithful protection and on unselfish performance.
Without them it cannot live.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Never violate the sacredness of your individual self-respect.
- Theodore Parker

Why not pool your resources? And so we broke into the
concept of the sacredness of private property.
- Barbara Castle

Namaste is a greeting of unity and acceptance
that recognizes the equality of all,
and pays honor to the sacredness of interconnection.
The sense of Namaste is
"The God in me greets the God in you,
I bow to the divine in you."
While saying Namaste, press the palms of the hands together
in front of the heart and bow the head slightly.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We are a continuum.
Just as we reach back to our ancestors for our fundamental values,
so we, as guardians of that legacy, must reach ahead
to our children and their children.
And we do so with a sense of sacredness in that reaching.
- Paul Tsongas

Every time you don't follow your inner guidance,
you feel a loss of energy, a loss of power,
a sense of spiritual deadness.
- Shakti Gawain

There is nothing more uncommon than common sense.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
- The Buddha

A well-developed sense of humor
is the pole that adds balance to your steps,
as you walk the tightrope of life.
- William Arthur Ward

Miracles occur naturally as expressions of love.
The real miracle is the love that inspires them.
In this sense everything that comes from love is a miracle.
- A Course in Miracles

Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
- Albert Einstein

A person without a sense of humor
is like a wagon without springs.
It's jolted by every pebble on the road.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Know that the greatest fear is fear of the unknown.
Seek to meet the unknown with courage and a sense of adventure.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is more of good nature than of good sense
at the bottom of most marriages.
- Henry David Thoreau

The first step in the evolution of ethics
is a sense of solidarity with other human beings.
- Albert Schweitzer

The possession of knowledge does not
kill the sense of wonder and mystery.
There is always more mystery.
- Anais Nin

Never let your sense of morals
get in the way of doing what's right.
- Isaac Asimov

Life is not a tragedy, it is a comedy.
To be alive means to have a sense of humor.
- Osho

The pendulum of the mind alternates
between sense and nonsense,
not between right and wrong.
- Carl Jung

We must respect the other fellow's religion,
but only in the sense and to the extent
that we respect his theory that
his wife is beautiful and his children smart.
- H. L. Mencken

In all our contacts, it is probably the sense
of being really needed and wanted
which gives us the greatest satisfaction
and creates the most lasting bond.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

If I had no sense of humor,
I would long ago have committed suicide.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

To a very young child, mommy and daddy are gods.
We spend our lives looking to regain
that sense of being cared for and protected.
Thus religion.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are,
and doing things as they ought to be done.
- Josh Billings


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