Quotation Explorer - 'Washington Irving'

Great minds have purpose, others have wishes. Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortunes; but great minds rise above them. - Washington Irving
The scholar only knows how dear these silent, yet eloquent, companions of pure thoughts and innocent hours become in the season of adversity. When all that is worldly turns to dross around us, these only retain their steady value. - 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
There is a healthful hardiness about real dignity that never dreads contact and communion with others, however humble. - Washington Irving
Happiness is reflective, like the light of heaven. - Washington Irving
A woman's whole life is a history of the affections. - Washington Irving
There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. - Washington Irving
The only happy author in this world is he who is below the care of reputation. - Washington Irving
Great minds have purposes, others have wishes. Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above them. - Washington Irving
A kind heart is a fountain of gladness, making everything in its vicinity freshen into smiles. - Washington Irving
...but what courage can withstand the ever-enduring and all-besetting terrors of a woman's tongue? - Washington Irving
Great minds have purposes, others have wishes. - Washington Irving
Ducks and geese are foolish things, and must be looked after, but girls can take care of themselves. - Washington Irving
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