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Washington Irving

Washington Irving

Born: April 3, 1783
Birthplace: New York City, New York, U.S.A.
Died: November 28, 1859

Occupation: Author and Diplomat
Profile: Best known for Rip Van Winkle and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.

Number of Quotes: 3

A tart temper mellows with age, and a sharp tongue is the only edge tool that grows keener with constant use.

The sorrow for the dead is the only sorrow from which we refuse to be divorced. Every other wound we seek to heal - every other affliction to forget; but this wound we consider it a duty to keep open - this affliction we cherish and brood over in solitude.

Whenever a man's friends begin to compliment him about looking young, he may be sure that they think he is growing old.

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