William M. Thackeray

William M. Thackeray

British writer

Lived from: 1811-1863

Category: Writers (Contemporary)

Quotes: William M. Thackeray

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    'Tis strange what a man may do, and a woman yet think him an angel.
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    'Tis not the dying for a faith that's so hard... 'Tis the living up to it that's difficult.
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    A good laugh is sunshine in the house.
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    Come children, let us shut up the box and the puppets, for our play is played out.
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    Despair is perfectly compatible with a good dinner, I promise you.
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    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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    Except for the young or very happy, I can't say I am sorry for anyone who dies.
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    Good humor is one of the best articles of dress one can wear in society.
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    He who meanly admires mean things is a snob.
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    I never know whether to pity or congratulate a man on coming to his senses.
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    I would rather make my name than inherit it.
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    If a man character is to be abused there's nobody like a relative to do the business.
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    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!
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    It is best to love wisely, no doubt: but to love foolishly is better than not to be able to love at all.
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    It is to the middle-class we must look for the safety of England.
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