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Washington Irving

Washington Irving

Young lawyers attend the courts, not because they have business there, but because they have no business.More Washington Irving [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More Washington Irving [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More Washington Irving [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Those men are most apt to be obsequious and conciliating abroad, who are under the discipline of shrews at home.More Washington Irving [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A kind heart is a fountain of gladness, making everything in its vicinity freshen into smiles.More Washington Irving [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The great British Library --an immense collection of volumes of all ages and languages, many of which are now forgotten, and most of which are seldom read: one of these sequestered pools of obsolete literature to which modern authors repair, and draw buckets full of classic lore, or pure English, undefiled wherewith to swell their own scanty rills of thought.More Washington Irving [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There is never jealousy where there is not strong regard.More Washington Irving [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart.More Washington Irving [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More Washington Irving [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Some minds seem almost to create themselves, springing up under every disadvantage and working their solitary but irresistible way through a thousand obstacles.More Washington Irving [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A tart temper never mellows with age, and a sharp tongue is the only edged tool that grows keener with constant use.More Washington Irving [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The natural effect of sorrow over the dead is to refine and elevate the mind.More Washington Irving [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The idol of today pushes the hero of yesterday out of our recollection; and will, in turn, be supplanted by his successor of tomorrow.More Washington Irving [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More Washington Irving [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Temper never mellows with age, and a sharp tongue is the only edged tool that grows keener with constant use.More Washington Irving [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I am always at a loss at how much to believe of my own stories.More Washington Irving [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More Washington Irving [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More Washington Irving [08/10/2011 05:08:11]
A sharp tongue is the only edge tool that grows keener with constant use.More Washington Irving [08/10/2011 05:08:22]
A woman's whole life is a history of the affections.More Washington Irving [08/10/2011 05:08:44]
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.More Washington Irving [08/10/2011 05:08:55]
Christmas is a season for kindling the fire for hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.More Washington Irving [08/10/2011 05:08:11]
He is the true enchanter, whose spell operates, not upon the senses, but upon the imagination and the heart.More Washington Irving [08/10/2011 05:08:21]
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.More Washington Irving [08/10/2011 05:08:26]
I've had it with you and your emotional constipation!More Washington Irving [08/10/2011 05:08:37]

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