"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."
"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."Washington Irving on Abraham Lincoln
"Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't."Washington Irving on Margaret Thatcher
"Knowledge will give you power, but character respect."Washington Irving on Bruce Lee
"All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth."Washington Irving on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character is power."Washington Irving on Booker T. Washington
"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."