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Washington Irving Quotes

May you find comfort and joy in these encouraging quotes by Washington Irving.

Great minds have purposes others have wishes.
- Washington Irving

Related topics: Wisdom

Love is never lost. If not reciprocated,
it will flow back and soften and purify the heart.
- 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 messengers of overwhelming grief ...
and unspeakable love.
- Washington Irving

Where there is great love,
there are always miracles.
- Willa Cather PHOTO

 

The essence of life is not in
the great victories and grand failures,
but in the simple joys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Silence is a source of great strength.
- Lao Tzu PHOTO

To lead a great life:
Dream, Take Action, Repeat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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The magic words for a great relationship are,
"I love you just the way you are."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Dare to dream of your great success.
Become intimate with those things
which deeply motivate you
and regularly work toward
the realization of that mission.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

If (s)he's an apple and you're an orange,
celebrate your differences -
make a great fruit salad.
Love isn't about being the same -
it's about being sweet with each other.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Great opportunities to help others seldom come,
but small ones surround us every day.
- Sally Koch

As many raindrops join to form a great river of water,
many souls join their highest intent to form
the river of evolved consciousness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Great people are those who make others feel
that they, too, can become great.
- Mark Twain

Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.
- John D. Rockefeller

Great works are performed not by strength,
but by perseverance.
- Samuel Johnson

I welcome change as a great adventure.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

These are not dark days -
these are great days.
- Winston Churchill

When we contemplate the whole globe as one great dewdrop,
striped and dotted with continents and islands,
flying through space with other stars
all singing and shining together as one,
the whole universe appears as an infinite storm of beauty.
- John Muir

We come nearest to the great
when we are great in humility.
- Rabindranath Tagore

The Two Great Lessons of Life: Choose Love & Trust God.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Don't let a little dispute injure a great relationship.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

There is a great future in front of you,
you can leave your past behind.
- Joel Osteen

Dare to dream of your great success.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Know that the essence of life is not
in the great victories and grand failures,
but in the simple joys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Great achievement is usually born of great sacrifice,
and is never the result of selfishness.
- Napoleon Hill

Forgiving is not a gift to someone else.
Forgiving is your gift to yourself -
a great gift - the gift of happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To the young child, all life is a great adventure -
when did we grow so dull and brittle.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Great hearts steadily send forth the secret forces
that incessantly draw great events.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The challenge of living a great life is to create
a meaningful whole out of sometimes ill-fitting halves.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You will become as small as your controlling desire;
as great as your dominant aspiration.
- James Allen

You're off to Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting,
So... get on your way!
- Dr. Seuss

Because of a great love, one is courageous.
- Lao Tzu

Confidence is the most important single factor in this game,
and no matter how great your natural talent,
there is only one way to obtain and sustain it: work.
- Jack Nicklaus

Keep courage. Whatever you do,
do not feel sorry for yourself.
You will win in a great age of opportunity.
- Richard L. Evans

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

There are trivial truths and there are great truths.
The opposite of a trivial truth is plainly false.
The opposite of a great truth is also true.
- Niels Bohr

Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news.
The good news is that you don't know how great you can be!
How much you can love!
What you can accomplish! And what your potential is!
- Anne Frank

No crime is so great as daring to excel.
- Winston Churchill

Know that you cannot create great new beginnings
until you sincerely celebrate the endings that precede them.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

He who believes is strong; he who doubts is weak.
Strong convictions precede great actions.
- Louisa May Alcott

Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings.
- Samuel Johnson

Life is a great big canvas,
and you should throw all the paint you can on it.
- Danny Kaye

Confidence is that feeling by which the mind embarks
in great and honorable courses
with a sure hope and trust in itself.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

Enthusiasm is the mother of effort,
and without it nothing great was ever achieved.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

No great thing is created suddenly.
- Epictetus

The only good luck many great men ever had was
being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck.
- Channing Pollock

To the philosopher,
death is but the next great adventure.
- J. K. Rowling

One of the surest ways to cause
yourself great suffering
is to insist upon being right -
to demand that all others view life
exactly as you view it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie,
deliberate, contrived and dishonest,
but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.
- John F. Kennedy

No great man ever complains of want of opportunity.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Great talents are the most lovely
and often the most dangerous
fruits on the tree of humanity.
They hang upon the most slender twigs
that are easily snapped off.
- Carl Jung

The Universe is one great kindergarten for man.
Everything that exists has brought
with it its own peculiar lesson.
- Orison Swett Marden

Great indeed is the sublimity of the Creative,
to which all beings owe their beginning
and which permeates all heaven.
- Lao Tzu

You are important. You are the star -
the only star - of your own life show.
Everyone else is a bit player in the great drama of your life.
Be of service to humanity, but never be anyone's doormat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Absence diminishes small loves and increases great ones,
as the wind blows out the candle and blows up the bonfire.
- Francois de la Rochefoucauld

Small opportunities are often
the beginning of great enterprises.
- Demosthenes

Thinking is necessary, but not sufficient, for living a great life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Action is a great restorer and builder of confidence.
Inaction is not only the result, but the cause, of fear.
Perhaps the action you take will be successful;
perhaps different action or adjustments will have to follow.
But any action is better than no action at all.
- Norman Vincent Peale

A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds,
adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines.
With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do. -
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Love is the great miracle cure.
Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.
- Louise L. Hay

If the misery of the poor be caused
not by the laws of nature,
but by our institutions,
great is our sin.
- Charles Darwin

The ending of a job or a relationship
may appear as the darkest night,
but it is merely the Winter season -
the time of renewal and rebirth
that precedes the new planting -
the beginning of the next great cycle.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Great acts are made up of small deeds.
- Lao Tzu

Before we acquire great power
we must acquire wisdom to use it well.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A little neglect may breed great mischief.
- Benjamin Franklin

Great spirits have always encountered
violent opposition from mediocre minds.
- Albert Einstein

Nurture your mind with great thoughts,
for you will never go any higher than you think.
- Benjamin Disraeli

Being is the great explainer.
- Henry David Thoreau

If a warrior is to succeed at anything,
the success must come gently,
with a great deal of effort but with no stress or obsession.
- Carlos Castaneda

What is admirable about those
who have been of great service to humanity
is not that they suffered in being of service,
but that they found their source of happiness
(joy if you prefer) in that service.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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