Edith Wharton Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Edith Wharton quotes, Edith Wharton sayings, and Edith Wharton proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

The real loneliness is living among all these kind people who only ask one to pretend! 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
There is one friend in the life of each of us who seems not a separate person, however dear and beloved, but an expansion, an interpretation, of one’s self, the very meaning of one’s soul. Edith Wharton
If we'd only stop trying to be happy, we could have a pretty good time. Edith Wharton
Here in the jealous hollow of the mould, / Faint, light-eluding, as templed in the breast / Of some rose-vaulted lotus, see the best / The artist had - the vision that unrolled / Its flying sequence till completion's hold / Caught the wild round and bade the dancers rest - / The mortal lip on the immortal pressed / One instant, ere the blindness and the cold. / And there the vase: immobile, exiled, tame, / The captives of fulfillment link their round, / Foot-heavy on the inelastic ground, / How different, yet how enviously the same! / Dishonoring the kinship that they claim, / As here the written word the inner sound. Edith Wharton
My little dog—a heartbeat at my feet. Edith Wharton
There's no such thing as old age, there is only sorrow. Edith Wharton
There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it. Edith Wharton
The inner vanity is generally in proportion to the outer self-deprecation. Edith Wharton
Make one's center of life inside one's self, not selfishly or excludingly, but with a kind of unassailable serenity. Edith Wharton
There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it. Edith Wharton
There are two ways of spreading light, to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it. Edith Wharton
There is one friend in the life of each of us who seems not a separate person, however dear and beloved, but an expansion, an interpretation, of one's self, the very meaning of one's soul. 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
There is one friend in the life of each of us who seems not a separate person, however dear and beloved, but an expansion, an interpretation, of one's self, the very meaning of one's soul. Edith Wharton