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Washington Irving Quotes
Brief author info: Washington Irving (1783-1859) American essayist, biographer, historian.
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A woman's whole life is a history of the affections.
No man knows what the wife of his bosom is until he has gone with her through the fiery trials of this world.
He is the true enchanter, whose spell operates, not upon the senses, but upon the imagination and the heart.
There is no character in the comedy of human life more difficult to play well than that of an old bachelor.
There is a certain relief in change, even though it be from bad to worse.
Men are always doomed to be duped, not so much by the arts of the sex as by their own imaginations. They are always wooing goddesses, and marrying mere mortals.
The slanders of the pen pierce to the heart; they rankle longest in the noblest spirits; they dwell ever present in the mind and render it morbidly sensitive to the most trifling collision.
The Englishman is too apt to neglect the present good in preparing against the possible evil.
He who wins a thousand common hearts is entitled to some renown; but he who keeps undisputed sway over the heart of a coquette is indeed a hero.
No man is so methodical as a complete idler, and none so scrupulous in measuring out his time as he whose time is worth nothing.
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