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About Washington Irving
Washington Irving was a top American essayist, diplomat, and historian who authored the book titled "Rip Van Winkle" in 1819. He also published lots of works in literature including:
- “A History of the Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus” (1828)
- “Astoria” (1836)
- "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" (1920)
- William Irving Sr. (father)
- Sarah Saunders (mother)
- William Jr
- John Treat
His first literature work was published in 1802.
His parents named him after George Washington, a former US President.
He also operated under the pen names Diedrich Knickerbocker, and Geoffrey Crayon.
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Famous quotes by Washington Irving
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.Washington Irving
A kind heart is a fountain of gladness, making everything in its vicinity freshen into smiles.Washington Irving
A tart temper never mellows with age, and a sharp tongue is the only edged tool that grows keener with constant use.Washington Irving
A woman's whole life is a history of the affections.Washington Irving
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.Washington Irving
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.Washington Irving
Age is a matter of feeling, not of years.Washington Irving
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.Washington Irving
Christmas is a season for kindling the fire for hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.Washington Irving
He is the true enchanter, whose spell operates, not upon the senses, but upon the imagination and the heart.Washington Irving
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.Washington Irving
Kindness in women, not their beauteous looks, shall win my love.Washington Irving
Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune but great minds rise above them.Washington Irving
Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart.Washington Irving
Marriage is the torment of one, the felicity of two, the strife and enmity of three.Washington Irving
One of the greatest and simplest tools for learning more and growing is doing more.Washington Irving
Sweet is the memory of distant friends! Like the mellow rays of the departing sun, it falls tenderly, yet sadly, on the heart.Washington Irving
Temper never mellows with age, and a sharp tongue is the only edged tool that grows keener with constant use.Washington Irving
The natural effect of sorrow over the dead is to refine and elevate the mind.Washington Irving
The natural principle of war is to do the most harm to our enemy with the least harm to ourselves and this of course is to be effected by stratagem.Washington Irving
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.Washington Irving
There is certain relief in change, even though it be from bad to worse! As I have often found in traveling in a stagecoach, that it is often a comfort to shift one's position, and be bruised in a new place.Washington Irving
There is never jealousy where there is not strong regard.Washington Irving
Those men are most apt to be obsequious and conciliating abroad, who are under the discipline of shrews at home.Washington Irving
Who ever hears of fat men heading a riot, or herding together in turbulent mobs? No - no, your lean, hungry men who are continually worrying society, and setting the whole community by the ears.Washington Irving
Young lawyers attend the courts, not because they have business there, but because they have no business.Washington Irving
Washington Irving's Popularity
Washington Irving was a famous American author, who was born on April 3, 1783. As a person born on this date, Washington Irving is listed in our database as the 40th most popular celebrity for the day (April 3).
People born on April 3 fall under the Zodiac sign of Aries, the Ram. Washington Irving is the 917th most popular Aries.
Aside from information specific to Washington Irving's birthday, Washington Irving is the 7168th most famous American and ranks 17th in famous people born in Manhattan, New York, U.S.
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