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Washington Irving
April 3, 1783 - November 28, 1859
Nationality: American
Category: Writer
Subcategory: American Writer

Great minds have purposes; others have wishes.


I am always at a loss at how much to believe of my own stories.


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.


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.


A woman never forgets her sex. She would rather talk with a man than an angel, any day.


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