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Edith Wharton Quotes and Sayings
Quotes by Edith Wharton

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The only thing to do is to hug one's friend tight and do one's job.
- Edith Wharton

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There are two ways of spreading light:
to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.
- Edith Wharton

The American landscape has no foreground and the American mind no background.
- Edith Wharton

A New York divorce is in itself a diploma of virtue.
- Edith Wharton

 

I had the story, bit by bit, from various people,
and, as generally happens in such cases,
each time it was a different story.
- Edith Wharton

The only way not to think about money is to have a great deal of it.
- Edith Wharton

My little dog - a heartbeat at my feet.
- Edith Wharton

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To be able to look life in the face:
that's worth living in a garret for,
isn't it?
- Edith Wharton

There are moments when a man's imagination,
so easily subdued to what it lives in,
suddenly rises above its daily level and surveys the
long windings of destiny.
- Edith Wharton

Beware of monotony; it's the mother of all the deadly sins.
- Edith Wharton

Misfortune had made Lily supple instead of hardening her,
and a pliable substance is less easy to break than a stiff one.
- Edith Wharton

I don't know if I should care for a man who made life easy;
I should want someone who made it interesting.
- Edith Wharton

In any really good subject, one has only to probe deep enough to come to tears.
- Edith Wharton

Another unsettling element in modern art is that common symptom of immaturity,
the dread of doing what has been done before.
- Edith Wharton

Life is always a tightrope or a feather bed.
Give me the tightrope.
- Edith Wharton

Silence may be as variously shaded as speech.
- Edith Wharton

I have never known a novel that was good enough to
be good in spite of its being adapted to the author's political views.
- Edith Wharton

If only we'd stop trying to be happy we'd have a pretty good time.
- Edith Wharton

The worst of doing one's duty was that it apparently
unfitted one for doing anything else.
- Edith Wharton

What's the use of making mysteries? It only makes people want to nose 'em out.
- Edith Wharton

After all, one knows one's weak points so well,
that it's rather bewildering to have the critics overlook them and invent others.
- Edith Wharton

When people ask for time, it's always for time to say no.
Yes has one more letter in it, but it doesn't take half as long to say.
- Edith Wharton

Habit is necessary; it is the habit of having habits,
of turning a trail into a rut, that must be incessantly
fought against if one is to remain alive.
- Edith Wharton

Life is the only real counselor; wisdom unfiltered
through personal experience does not become a part of the moral tissue.
- Edith Wharton

He had to deal all at once with the packed regrets
and stifled memories of an inarticulate lifetime.
- Edith Wharton

True originality consists not in a new manner but in a new vision.
- Edith Wharton

Old age, calm, expanded, broad with the haughty breadth of the universe,
old age flowing free with the delicious near-by freedom of death.
- Edith Wharton

The air of ideas is the only air worth breathing.
- Edith Wharton

Life only
appears to be
rushing toward us
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There are no facts, only interpretations.
- Friedrich Nietzsche PHOTO

People only see what they are prepared to see.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The essence of all religions is one.
Only their approaches are different.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Feeling sorry for yourself, and your present condition,
is not only a waste of energy
but the worst habit you could possibly have.
- Dale Carnegie

Hate is never conquered by hate,
Hate is only conquered by love.
- The Buddha

Nothing in life is to be feared.
It is only to be understood.
- Marie Curie

The only thing necessary for evil to triumph
is for enough good men to do nothing.
- Edmund Burke

We have only this moment,
sparkling like a star in our hand -
and melting like a snowflake.
- Marie B. Ray

Play with life, laugh with life,
dance lightly with life,
and smile at the riddles of life,
knowing that life's only true lessons
are writ small in the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Choose Inner Peace.
Nothing is worth losing your inner peace.
Take action as circumstances require,
but never surrender your inner peace.
Stop. Breathe deeply.
Close your eyes and breathe deeply again.
Then, and only then, take action -
from a peaceful heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There are only two or three human stories,
and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely
as if they had never happened before.
- Willa Cather

You're only here for a short visit.
Don't hurry. Don't worry.
And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.
- Walter Hagen

Majority rule only works if you're also
considering individual rights,
because you can't have five wolves and one sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
- Larry Flynt

Life is an adventure.
I can only wonder what treasure
awaits at the top of the path.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Darkness cannot drive out darkness;
only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate;
only love can do that.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
- Robert F. Kennedy

Attention is the ability we have to discriminate
and to focus only on that which we want to perceive.
- don Miguel Ruiz

The greatest and most important problems of life
are all fundamentally insoluble.
They can never be solved but only outgrown.
- Carl Jung

If the only tool you have is a hammer,
you tend to see every problem as a nail.
- Abraham Maslow

Peace cannot be achieved through violence,
it can only be attained through understanding.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Regret is an appalling waste of energy,
you can't build on it - it's only good for wallowing in.
- Katherine Mansfield

It's work only if I say it's work,
but it's play if I say it's fun.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Resistance creates suffering.
Stress happens when your mind resists what is.
The only problem in your life
is your mind's resistance to life as it unfolds.
- Dan Millman

We only see what we want to see,
and hear what we want to hear
- don Miguel Ruiz

We live in a wonderful world that is
full of beauty, charm and adventure.
There is no end to the adventures that we can have
if only we seek them with our eyes open.
- Jawaharlal Nehru

The moment a person forms a theory,
his imagination sees in every object
only the traits which favor that theory.
- Thomas Jefferson

Every kind of peaceful cooperation among men
is primarily based on mutual trust
and only secondarily on institutions
such as courts of justice and police.
- Albert Einstein

Friendship is born at that moment
when one person says to another,
"What! You too? I thought I was the only one."
- C. S. Lewis

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself -
nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror
which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

I look only to the good qualities of men.
Not being faultless myself,
I won't presume to probe into the faults of others.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it.
- Dale Carnegie

Guilt is only another way of avoiding informed action.
- Audre Lorde

The only reason you suffer is because you choose to suffer.
The only reason you are happy is because you choose to be happy.
Happiness is a choice, and so is suffering.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Truth is absolute, but only to one person.
My truth is absolute to me, and your truth is absolute to you.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We have no enemies,
we have only friendships that we haven't yet developed
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We could never learn to be brave and patient,
if there were only joy in the world.
- Helen Keller

Only that in you which is me can hear what I'm saying.
- Ram Dass

There is no neutrality.
There is only greater or lesser
awareness of one's bias.
- Phyllis Rose

Move out of your comfort zone. You can only
grow if you are willing to feel awkward and
uncomfortable when you try something new.
- Brian Tracy

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was,
Thank you, that would suffice.
- Meister Eckhart

One never notices what has been done;
one can only see what remains to be done.
- Marie Curie

The only real valuable thing is intuition.
- Albert Einstein


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