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There is a 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 - [Change]

 

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There is a healthful hardiness about real dignity that never dreads contact and communion with others however humble.
~ Washington Irving - [Dignity]

 

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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 - [Tears]

 

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There is a serene and settled majesty to woodland scenery that enters into the soul and delights and elevates it, and fills it with noble inclinations.
~ Washington Irving - [Soul]

 

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There is in every 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 - [Adversity]

 

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There is never jealousy where there is not strong regard.
~ Washington Irving - [Jealousy]

 

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They who drink beer will think beer.
~ Washington Irving - [Alcohol and Alcoholism]

 

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Those men are most apt to be obsequious and conciliating abroad, who are under the discipline of shrews at home.
~ Washington Irving - [Husbands]

 

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Whenever a man's friends begin to compliment him about looking young, he may be sure that they think he is growing old.
~ Washington Irving - [Age and Aging]

 

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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 - [Obesity]

 

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Young lawyers attend the courts, not because they have business there, but because they have no business.
~ Washington Irving - [Law and Lawyers]

 

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