Quotation by Edith Wharton

There is too much sour grapes for my taste in the present American attitude. The time to denounce the bankers was when we were all feeding off their gold plate; not now! At present they have not only my sympathy but my preference. They are the last representatives of our native industries.
Edith Wharton (1862–1937), U.S. author. letter, Feb. 11, 1934. The Letters of Edith Wharton (1988).

The letter was written during the economic crisis following the 1929 Wall Street crash.
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