Edith Wharton Quotes and Sayings

Here you can find the best collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous Edith Wharton quotes and Edith Wharton sayings, and Edith Wharton proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

"True originality consists not in a new manner but in a new vision."

Edith Wharton

"True originality consists not in a new manner but in a new vision"

Edith Wharton

"They seemed to suddenly come upon happiness as if they had surprised a butterfly in a winter wood."

Edith Wharton

"There are two ways of spreading light – to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it."

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

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

Edith Wharton

"There are two ways of spreading light; to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it."

Edith Wharton

"If only we’d stop trying to be happy we could have a pretty good time."

Edith Wharton

"There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle, or the mirror that reflects it."

Edith Wharton

"People pay for what they do, and still more, for what they have allowed themselves to become. And they pay for it simply: by the lives they lead."

Edith Wharton

"Art is on the side of the oppressed. Think before you shudder at the simplistic dictum and its heretical definition of the freedom of art. For if art is freedom of the spirit, how can it exist within the oppressors?"

Edith Wharton

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