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Edith Wharton Quotes

I hope you find these Edith Wharton Quotes inspiring and motivational.

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

Related topics: Friendship Relationship

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

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

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


 

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

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


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

Silence may be as variously shaded as speech.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

There are only two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle.
- Albert Einstein

There are no facts, only interpretations.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

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

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

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

Winning isn't everything; it's the only thing.
- Vince Lombardi

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

Miracles are the natural way of the Universe -
our only job is to move our doubting minds aside
and let the miracles flow.
- 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 is only one way... to get anybody to do anything.
And that is by making the other person want to do it.
- Dale Carnegie

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

Be not afraid of growing slowly,
be afraid only of standing still.
- Chinese Proverb

There are no menial jobs, only menial attitudes.
- William John Bennett

Only he is successful in his business who makes that pursuit
which affords him the highest pleasure sustain him.
- Henry David Thoreau

The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you,
whose presence calls forth your best.
- Epictetus

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

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 to do with good advice is to pass it on.
It is never of any use to oneself.
- Oscar Wilde

The only real failure in life is not to be true to the best one knows.
- The Buddha

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

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

One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles
possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity.
- Albert Schweitzer

Example is not the main thing in influencing others.
It is the only thing.
- Albert Schweitzer

A dream you dream alone is only a dream.
A dream you dream together becomes reality.
- John Lennon

There are a hundred valid reasons why something can't be done,
but only one reason, Commitment, why it can.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The only good luck many great men ever had was
being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck.
- Channing Pollock

Providence has its appointed hour for everything.
We cannot command results, we can only strive.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.
- Henry Kaiser

Commitment cannot be taught;
it can only be caught.
I refer to the crusading spirit.
Without the crusading spirit,
you may have the starting power
but not the staying power.
- Jimmy Yen

Life only
appears to be
rushing toward us
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

After climbing a great hill,
one only finds that there are many more hills to climb.
- Nelson Mandela

Not every difficult and dangerous thing
is suitable for training,
but only that which is conducive to success
in achieving the object of our effort.
- Epictetus

Failure is only the opportunity to
begin again more intelligently.
- Henry Ford

It is only through labor and painful effort,
by grim energy and resolute courage,
that we move on to better things.
- Theodore Roosevelt

In the long run, men hit only what they aim at.
Therefore, they had better aim at something high.
- Henry David Thoreau

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

Sure I am of this, that you have only to endure to conquer.
You have only to persevere to save yourselves.
- Winston Churchill

There is no security on this Earth,
there is only opportunity.
- Douglas MacArthur

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


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