Washington Irving

1783 - 1859

A Quote by Washington Irving

The almighty dollar, that great object of universal devotion throughout our land, seems to have no genuine devotees in these peculiar villages.

Washington Irving (1783 - 1859)

Source: Wolfert’s Roost. The Creole Village

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A Quote by Washington Irving on day, good, and temper

Good temper, like a sunny day, sheds a ray of brightness over everything; it is the sweetener of toil and the soother of disquietude!

Washington Irving (1783 - 1859)

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A Quote by Washington Irving on purpose and wishes

Great minds have purposes, others have wishes.

Washington Irving (1783 - 1859)

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A Quote by Washington Irving on dignity and humility

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

Washington Irving (1783 - 1859)

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A Quote by Washington Irving on gifts, good, heaven, mind, nature, thought, and weather

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 (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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A Quote by Washington Irving on belief

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

Washington Irving (1783 - 1859)

Source: Tales of a Traveller

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A Quote by Washington Irving on certainty, change, and coaching

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

Washington Irving (1783 - 1859)

Source: Tales of a Traveller

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