william makepeace thackeray Quotes

People hate as they love, unreasonably.
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— William Makepeace Thackeray
Some cynical Frenchman has said that there are two parties to a love-transaction: the one who loves and the other who condescends to be so treated.
— William Makepeace Thackeray
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.
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— William Makepeace Thackeray
Good humor is one of the best articles of dress one can wear in society.
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— William Makepeace Thackeray
You can't order remembrance out of the mind; and a wrong that was a wrong yesterday must be a wrong to-morrow.
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— William Makepeace Thackeray
As an occupation in declining years, I declare I think saving is useful, amusing and not unbecoming. It must be a perpetual amusement. It is a game that can be played by day, by night, at home and abroad, and at which you must win in the long run. . . . What an interest it imparts to life!.
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— William Makepeace Thackeray
If a man's character is to be abused, say what you will, there's nobody like a relative to do the business.
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— William Makepeace Thackeray
There are many sham diamonds in this life which pass for real, and vice versa.
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— William Makepeace Thackeray
When I walk with you I feel as if I had a flower in my buttonhole.
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— William Makepeace Thackeray
Bravery never goes out of fashion.
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— William Makepeace Thackeray
Women are jealous of cigars... they regard them as a strong rival.
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— William Makepeace Thackeray
If there is no love more in yonder heart, it is but a corpse unburied.
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— William Makepeace Thackeray
A clever, ugly man every now and then is successful with the ladies, but a handsome fool is irresistible.
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— William Makepeace Thackeray
A cheerful look brings joy to the heart.
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— William Makepeace Thackeray
Out of the fictitious book I get the expression of the life, of the times, of the manners, of the merriment, of the dress, the pleasure, the laughter, the ridicules of society. The old times live again. Can the heaviest historian do more for me?
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— William Makepeace Thackeray
Life is a mirror: if you frown at it, it frowns back; if you smile, it returns the greeting.
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— William Makepeace Thackeray
The world is a looking glass and gives back to every man the reflection of his own face.
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— William Makepeace Thackeray
No particular motive for living, except the custom and habit of it.
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— William Makepeace Thackeray
Next to excellence is the appreciation of it.
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— William Makepeace Thackeray
A good laugh is sunshine in the house.
— William Makepeace Thackeray
To love and win is the best thing. To love and lose, the next best.
— William Makepeace Thackeray
Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children.
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— William Makepeace Thackeray
When you look at me, when you think of me, I am in paradise.
— William Makepeace Thackeray
How grateful are we-how touched a frank and generous heart is for a kind word extended to us in our pain! The pressure of a tender hand nerves a man for an operation, and cheers him for the dreadful interview with the surgeon.
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— William Makepeace Thackeray
Charming Alnaschar visions! it is the happy privilege of youth to construct you.
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— William Makepeace Thackeray
The death of a child occasions a passion of grief and frantic tears, such as your end, brother reader, will never inspire.
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— William Makepeace Thackeray
Who feels injustice, who shrinks before a slight, who has a sense of wrong so acute, and so glowing a gratitude for kindness, as a generous boy?
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— William Makepeace Thackeray
I want a sofa, as I want a friend, upon which I can repose familiarly. If you can't have intimate terms and freedom with one and the other, they are of no good.
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— William Makepeace Thackeray
Not only is the world informed of everything about you, but of a great deal more.
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— William Makepeace Thackeray
The ladies-Heaven bless them!-are, as a general rule, coquettes from babyhood upwards.
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— William Makepeace Thackeray
There is a skeleton in every house.
— William Makepeace Thackeray
Presently, we were aware of an odour gradually coming towards us, something musky, fiery, savoury, mysterious, - a hot drowsy smell, that lulls the senses, and yet enflames them, - the truffles were coming.
— William Makepeace Thackeray
All is vanity, nothing is fair.
— William Makepeace Thackeray
Sir, Respect Your Dinner: idolize it, enjoy it properly. You will be many hours in the week, many weeks in the year, and many years in your life happier if you do.
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— William Makepeace Thackeray
Though small was your allowance, You saved a little store: And those who save a little, Shall get a plenty more.
— William Makepeace Thackeray
The two most engaging powers of an author are to make new things familiar, familiar things new.
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— William Makepeace Thackeray
There are a thousand thoughts lying within a man that he does not know till he takes up a pen to write.
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— William Makepeace Thackeray
'Tis strange what a man may do, and a woman yet think him an angel.
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— William Makepeace Thackeray
I never knew whether to pity or congratulate a man on coming to his senses.
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— William Makepeace Thackeray
People who do not know how to laugh are always pompous and self-conceited.
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— William Makepeace Thackeray