William Makepeace Thackeray - Quotes

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When I walk with you I feel as if I had a flower in my buttonhole.

When I walk with you I feel as if I had a flower in my buttonhole.

When you look at me, when you think of me, I am in paradise.

When you look at me, when you think of me, I am in paradise.

Next to excellence is the appreciation of it.

Next to excellence is the appreciation of it.

A good laugh is sunshine in the house.

A good laugh is sunshine in the house.

An evil person is like a dirty window, they never let the light shine through. ---->>>

Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children.

Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children.

A clever, ugly man every now and then is successful with the ladies, but a handsome fool is irresistible. ---->>>

It is only hope which is real, and reality is a bitterness and a deceit.

It is only hope which is real, and reality is a bitterness and a deceit.

The two most engaging powers of an author are to make new things familiar, familiar things new. ---->>>

Good humor is one of the best articles of dress one can wear in society.

Good humor is one of the best articles of dress one can wear in society.

Bravery never goes out of fashion. ---->>>

The world is a looking glass and gives back to every man the reflection of his own face. ---->>>

Do not be in a hurry to succeed. What would you have to live for afterwards? Better make the horizon your goal; it will always be ahead of you. ---->>>

To love and win is the best thing. To love and lose, the next best.

To love and win is the best thing. To love and lose, the next best.

It is impossible, in our condition of Society, not to be sometimes a Snob.

It is impossible, in our condition of Society, not to be sometimes a Snob.

Kindnesses are easily forgotten; but injuries! what worthy man does not keep those in mind? ---->>>

There are a thousand thoughts lying within a man that he does not know till he takes up a pen to write. ---->>>

There are many sham diamonds in this life which pass for real, and vice versa. ---->>>

Dinner was made for eating, not for talking. ---->>>

It is best to love wisely, no doubt; but to love foolishly is better than not to be able to love at all. ---->>>

Follow your honest convictions and be strong. ---->>>

People who do not know how to laugh are always pompous and self-conceited. ---->>>

It is to the middle-class we must look for the safety of England. ---->>>

I would rather make my name than inherit it. ---->>>

Remember, it's as easy to marry a rich woman as a poor woman. ---->>>

Except for the young or very happy, I can't say I am sorry for anyone who dies. ---->>>

Despair is perfectly compatible with a good dinner, I promise you. ---->>>

'Tis strange what a man may do, and a woman yet think him an angel. ---->>>

Let a man who has to make his fortune in life remember this maxim: Attacking is the only secret. Dare and the world yields, or if it beats you sometimes, dare it again and you will succeed. ---->>>

If a secret history of books could be written, and the author's private thoughts and meanings noted down alongside of his story, how many insipid volumes would become interesting, and dull tales excite the reader!

If a secret history of books could be written, and the author's private thoughts and meanings noted down alongside of his story, how many insipid volumes would become interesting, and dull tales excite the reader!

What money is better bestowed than that of a schoolboy's tip? How the kindness is recalled by the recipient in after days! It blesses him that gives and him that takes. ---->>>

I never knew whether to pity or congratulate a man on coming to his senses. ---->>>

The book of female logic is blotted all over with tears, and Justice in their courts is forever in a passion. ---->>>

People hate as they love, unreasonably. ---->>>

Next to the young, I suppose the very old are the most selfish. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: English
Born: July 18, 1811
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Die: December 24, 1863
Occupation: Novelist
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William Makepeace Thackeray (; 18 July 1811 – 24 December 1863) was an English novelist of the 19th century. He is known for his satirical works, particularly Vanity Fair, a panoramic portrait of English society.(wikipedia)