Washington Irving Quotes & Sayings

45 most famous Washington Irving quotes and sayings (writer). These are the first 10 quotes we have for him.

Washington Irving Quotes
“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 the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love.”
Washington Irving Quotes
“Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart.”
Washington Irving Quotes
“A kind heart is a fountain of gladness, making everything in its vicinity freshen into smiles.”
Washington Irving Quotes
“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 Quotes
“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 Quotes
“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 Quotes
“The tongue is the only tool that gets sharper with use.”
Washington Irving Quotes
“Great minds have purposes; others have wishes.”
Washington Irving Quotes
“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 Quotes
“Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above them.”

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