"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."
"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty."Washington Irving on Mahatma Gandhi
"An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life."Washington Irving on Robert A. Heinlein
"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."Washington Irving on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."Washington Irving on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"There is more to life than increasing its speed."Washington Irving on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."