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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.
- Washington Irving | Women Quotes
I am always at a loss to know how much to believe of my own stories.
- Washington Irving | Writers and Writing Quotes
There is a certain relief in change, even though it be from bad to worse; as I have found in traveling in a stagecoach, it is often a comfort to shift one's position and be bruised in a new place.
- Washington Irving | Change Quotes
Great minds have purposes, others have wishes.
- Washington Irving | Goals Quotes
Great minds have purposes, others have wishes.
- Washington Irving | Commitment and Belief Quotes
Some minds seem almost to create themselves, springing up under every disadvantage and working their solitary but irresistible way through a thousand obstacles.
- Washington Irving | Adversity 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 messengers of overwhelming grief. . . and unspeakable love.
- Washington Irving | Heartbreak Quotes
Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart.
- Washington Irving | Heartbreak Quotes
There is a certain relief in change, even though it be from bad to worse; as I have found in travelling in a stagecoach, that it is often a comfort to shift one's position and be bruised in a new place.
- Washington Irving | Change Quotes
The idol of today pushes the hero of yesterday out of our recollection; and will, in turn, be supplanted by his successor of tomorrow.
- Washington Irving | Hero Quotes
Man passes away; his name perishes from record and recollection; his history is as a tale that is told, and his very monument becomes a ruin.
- Washington Irving | Man Quotes
Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above it.
- Washington Irving | Misfortune Quotes
The almighty dollar, that great object of universal devotion throughout our land, seems to have no genuine devotees in these peculiar villages.
- Washington Irving | Money Quotes
Here's to your good health, and your family's good health, and may you all live long and prosper.
- Washington Irving | Toasts Quotes


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