"Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune but great minds rise above them."
"Great minds discuss ideas average minds discuss events small minds discuss people."Washington Irving on Eleanor Roosevelt
"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds."Washington Irving on Albert Einstein
"Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them."Washington Irving on William Shakespeare
"One sees great things from the valley only small things from the peak."Washington Irving on Gilbert K. Chesterton
"All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope."Washington Irving on Winston Churchill
"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."