Quotation by Washington Irving

A woman's whole life is a history of the affections. The heart is her world: it is there her ambition strives for empire; it is there her avarice seeks for hidden treasures. She sends forth her sympathies on adventure; she embarks her whole soul on the traffic of affection; and if shipwrecked, her case is hopeless—for it is a bankruptcy of the heart.
Washington Irving (1783–1859), U.S. author. The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. "The Broken Heart," (1819-1820).
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