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Washington Irving Quotes

Washington Irving
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.
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#Adversity

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Acting provides the fulfillment of never being fulfilled. You're never as good as you'd like to be. So there's always something to hope for.
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#Acting And Actors

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Christmas! 'Tis the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial fire of charity in the heart
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#Charity

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The grate had been removed from the wide overwhelming fireplace, to make way for a fire of wood, in the midst of which was an enormous log glowing and blazing, and sending forth a vast volume of light and heat; this I understood was the Yule-log, which the Squire was particular in having brought in and illumined on a Christmas eve, according to ancient custom.
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#Fire

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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.
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#American Writer

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Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart.
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#American Writer #inspirational #Love

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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.
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#American Writer

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Great minds have purposes; little minds have wishes. Little minds are subdued by misfortunes; great minds rise above them.
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#American Writer

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Some minds seem almost to create themselves, springing up under every disadvantage and working their solitary but irresistible way through a thousand obstacles.
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#American Writer

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It embarrasses me to think of all those years I was buying silk suits and alligator shoes that were hurting my feet; cars that I just parked, and the dust would just build up on them.
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#Approval

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A sharp tongue is the only edge tool that grows keener with constant use.
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#American Writer

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There is never jealousy where there is not strong regard
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#Editor's Pick #Quote of the Day #inspirational

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A kind heart is a fountain of gladness, making everything in its vicinity freshen into smiles.
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#American Writer

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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.
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#American Writer #Gifts

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There is a serene and settled majesty to woodland scenery that enters into the soul and delights and elevates it, and fills it with noble inclinations.
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#American Writer

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One of the greatest and simplest tools for learning more and growing is doing more.
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#Action

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Sweet is the memory of distant friends! Like the mellow rays of the departing sun, it falls tenderly, yet sadly, on the heart.
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#American Writer

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Marriage is the torment of one, the felicity of two, the strife and enmity of three.
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#American Writer

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A tart temper never mellows with age; and a sharp tongue is the only edged tool that grows keener with constant use
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#Age And Aging

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A woman never forgets her sex. She would rather talk with a man than an angel, any day.
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#American Writer #Angels

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A woman's whole life is a history of the affections. The heart is her world: it is there her ambition strives for empire; it is there her avarice seeks for hidden treasures. She sends forth her sympathies on adventure; she embarks her whole soul on the traffic of affection; and if shipwrecked, her case is hopeless -- for it is a bankruptcy of the heart.
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#Ambition #Women

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Christmas is a season for kindling the fire for hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.
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#American Writer #Charity