"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."
"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."Washington Irving on Edmund Burke
"It is very important to generate a good attitude, a good heart, as much as possible. From this, happiness in both the short term and the long term for both yourself and others will come."Washington Irving on Dalai Lama
"If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed."Washington Irving on Albert Einstein
"Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart."Washington Irving on Anne Frank
"When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion."Washington Irving on Abraham Lincoln
"Age is a matter of feeling, not of years."
"A tart temper never mellows with age, and a sharp tongue is the only edged tool that grows keener with constant use."
"Temper never mellows with age, and a sharp tongue is the only edged tool that grows keener with constant use."
"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."
"Young lawyers attend the courts, not because they have business there, but because they have no business."