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Edith Wharton Quotes
Brief author info: Edith Wharton (1862-1937) American novelist and short-story writer.
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Life is the saddest thing there is, next to death.
I don't know if I should care for a man who made life easy; I should want someone who made it interesting.
There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.
Life has a way of overgrowing its achievements as well as its ruins.
Society soon grows used to any state of things which is imposed upon it without explanation.
In spite of illness, in spite even of the arch-enemy, sorrow, one can remain alive long past the usual date of disintegration if one is unafraid of change, insatiable in intellectual curiosity, interested in big things, and happy in small ways.
The real marriage of true minds is for any two people to possess a sense of humor or irony pitched in exactly the same key, so that their joint glances at any subject cross like interarching searchlights.
Think what stupid things the people must have done with their money who say they're 'happier without'.
I don't believe in God, but I do believe in His saints.
The essence of taste is suitability. Divest the word of its prim and priggish implications, and see how it expresses the mysterious demand of the eye and mind for symmetry, harmony and order.
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