Washington Irving Quotes (163 quotes)
“It is not poverty so much as pretense that harasses a ruined man - the struggle between a proud mind and an empty purse - the keeping up of a hollow show that must soon come to an end.”
Rip Van Winkle: And Other Selected Stories (1993 edition), Macmillan - ISBN: 9780812523324
“Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above them.”
Philip of Pokanoket : An Indian Memoir. - The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon (1819–1820)
“Sweet is the memory of distant friends! Like the mellow rays of the departing sun, it falls tenderly, yet sadly, on the heart.”
The Complete Works of Washington Irving in One Volume, Baudry's European Library, 1834, p. 41, "Salmagundi"
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsWashington Irving
Born: April 3, 1783
Died: November 28, 1859 (aged 76)
Occupation: Writer, essayist, biographer, diplomat
Bio: Washington Irving was an American author, essayist, biographer and historian of the early 19th century. He is best known for his short stories The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Rip Van Winkle, both of which appear in his book The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent.