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Washington Irving

A tart temper never mellows with age; and a sharp tongue is the only edged tool that grows keener with constant use.
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Marriage is the torment of one, the felicity of two, the strife and enmity of three
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The only happy author in this world is he who is below the care of reputation
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How truly are we the dupes of show and circumstances
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Honest good humour is the oil and wine of a merry meeting, and there is no jovial companionship equal to that where the jokes are rather small and laughter abundant
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A kind heart is a fountain of gladness, making everything in its vicinity freshen into smiles
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After a man passes sixty, his mischief is mainly in his head
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The land of literature is a fairy land to those who view it at a distance, but, like all other landscapes, the charm fades on a nearer approach, and the thorns and briars become visible
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American short story writer, 1783 - 1859

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Writer, Short, Story, American
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