Washington Irving Love Quotes and Sayings
2. I profess not to know how women’s hearts are wooed and won. To me they have always been matters of riddle and admiration.
3. A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden, fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine desert us; when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts.
4. 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.
5. Kindness in women, not their beauteous looks, shall win my love.
6. 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.
Excerpt from Wikipedia: Washington Irving (April 3, 1783 – November 28, 1859) was an American author, essayist, biographer and historian of the early 19th century. He was best known for his short stories “Legend Of Sleepy Hollow” and “Rip Van Winkle“, both of which appear in his book The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. His historical works include biographies of George Washington, Oliver Goldsmith and Muhammad, and several histories of 15th-century Spain dealing with subjects such as Christopher Columbus, the Moors, and the Alhambra. Irving also served as the U.S. minister to Spain from 1842 to 1846.
Sayings by Washington Irving
1. A kind heart is a fountain of gladness, making everything in its vicinity freshen into smiles.
2. Christmas is a season for kindling the fire for hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.
3. Great minds have purposes; others have wishes.
4. 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.
5. Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above them.
6. Some minds seem almost to create themselves, springing up under every disadvantage and working their solitary but irresistible way through a thousand obstacles.
7. 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.
8. There is in every true 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.
9. The tie which links mother and child is of such pure and immaculate strength as to be never violated.
10. One of the greatest and simplest tools for learning more and growing is doing more.
11. 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.