Edith Wharton Quotes

Edith Wharton Quotes

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If she was faintly aware of fresh difficulties ahead, she was sure of her ability to meet them: it was characteristic of her to feel that the only problems she could not solve were those with which she was familiar. ~ The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton Before Selden left college he had learned that there are as many different ways of going without money as of spending it. ~ The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton As the pain that can be told is but half a pain, so the pity that questions has little healing in its touch. ~ The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton No insect hangs its nest on threads as frail as those which will sustain the weight of human vanity. ~ The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton They seemed to come suddenly upon happiness as if they had surprised a butterfly in the winter woods. ~ Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton She had never been able to understand the laws of a universe which was so ready to leave her out of its calculations. ~ The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton Miss Bart was discerning enough to know that the inner vanity is generally in proportion to the outer self-depreciation. ~ The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton She was not accustomed to taste the joys of solitude except in company. ~ The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton Grace Stepney's mind was like a kind of moral fly-paper, to which the buzzing items of gossip were drawn by a fatal attraction, and where they hung fast in the toils of an inexorable memory. ~ The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton It is less mortifying to believe one's self unpopular than insignificant, and vanity prefers to assume that indifference is a latent form of unfriendliness. ~ The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton

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