Popular quotes of Edith Wharton

A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.

God will not look you over for medals, degrees or diplomas but for scars.

To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.

Every man is a damn fool for at least five minutes every day; wisdom consists in not exceeding the limit.

Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.

He who does not understand your silence will probably not understand your words.

Never explain―your friends do not need it and your enemies will not believe you anyway.

The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.

There is no failure except in no longer trying.

It does not take much strength to do things, but it requires a great deal of strength to decide what to do.

The object of teaching a child is to enable him to get along without a teacher.

The love we give away is the only love we keep.

If men could only know each other, they would neither idolize nor hate.


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