Find important quotes and citations by the author Washington Irving.
Quote 3086A 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
Quote 1967Christmas! 'Tis the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial fire of charity in the heart
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Quote 1926There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than 10,000 tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love
Quote 833Whenever a man's friends begin to compliment him about looking young, he may be sure that they think he is growing old.