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There are two ways of

“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

No insect hangs its nest on threads as frail as those which will sustain the weight of human vanity.
– Edith Wharton

They seemed to come suddenly upon happiness as if they had surprised a butterfly in the winter woods.
– Edith Wharton

My little dog — a heartbeat at my feet.
– Edith Wharton

My little dog a heartbeat at my feet.
– Edith Wharton

Life is the only real counselor; wisdom unfiltered through personal experience does not become a part of the moral tissue.
– Edith Wharton