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Washington Irving
Rising genius always shoots out its rays from among the clouds, but these will gradually roll away and disappear as it ascends to its steady luster.

Washington Irving
There is never jealousy where there is not strong regard.

Washington Irving
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
The great British Library - one of these sequestered pools of obsolete literature to which modern authors repair, and draw buckets full of classic lore, or pure English, undefiled wherewith to swell their own scanty rills of thought.

Washington Irving
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.

Washington Irving
A kind heart is a fountain of gladness, making everything in its vicinity freshen into smiles.

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

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