Washington Irving

1783 - 1859

A Quote by Washington Irving on messengers

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 (1783 - 1859)

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A Quote by Washington Irving on tears, grief, and crying

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 (1783 - 1859)

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A Quote by Washington Irving on fishing, serenity, and angling

There is certainly something in angling that tends to produce a serenity of the mind.

Washington Irving (1783 - 1859)

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A Quote by Washington Irving on age and temper

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

Washington Irving (1783 - 1859)

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A Quote by Washington Irving on society

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Society is like a lawn, where every roughness is smoothed, every bramble eradicated, and where the eye is delighted by the smiling verdure of a velvet surface.

Washington Irving (1783 - 1859)

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A Quote by Washington Irving

Little minds attain and are subdued by misfortunes; but great minds rise above them.

Washington Irving (1783 - 1859)

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A Quote by Washington Irving on heart and kindness

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

Washington Irving (1783 - 1859)

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A Quote by Washington Irving on dogs and sleep

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A barking dog is often more useful than a sleeping lion.

Washington Irving (1783 - 1859)

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A Quote by Washington Irving on misfortune

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

Washington Irving (1783 - 1859)

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A Quote by Washington Irving on acting, existence, happiness, life, men, and study

In civilized life, where the happiness, and indeed almost the existence, of man depends so much upon the opinion of his fellow men, he is constantly acting a studied part.

Washington Irving (1783 - 1859)

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