Quotes by Edith Wharton

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How much longer are we going to think it necessary to be 'American' before (or in contradistinction to) being cultivated, being enlightened, being humane, and having the same intellectual discipline as other civilized countries?
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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?
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They seemed to come suddenly upon happiness as if they had surprised a butterfly in the winter woods.
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Old age, calm, expanded, broad with the haughty breadth of the universe, old age flowing free with the delicious near-by freedom of death.
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There are two ways of spreading light - to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.
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If only we'd stop trying to be happy we could have a pretty good time.
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My little dog: a heartbeat at my feet.
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There are two ways of spreading light; to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.
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