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Edith Wharton
January 24, 1862 - August 11, 1937
Nationality: American
Category: Author
Subcategory: American Author

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


Silence may be as variously shaded as speech.


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


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


Misfortune had made Lily supple instead of hardening her, and a pliable substance is less easy to break than a stiff one.


I had the story, bit by bit, from various people, and, as generally happens in such cases, each time it was a different story.


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


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.


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