Quotes by William M. Thackeray

William M. Thackeray

William M. Thackeray

British writer

Alive from: 1811-1863

Category: Writers (Contemporary) | CountryEngels

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    It's not dying for faith that's so hard, it's living up to it.
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    Kindnesses are easily forgotten; but injuries! - what worthy man does not keep those in mind?
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    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.
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    lt is impossible, in our condition of Society, not to be sometimes a Snob.
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    Next to the young, I suppose the very old are the most selfish.
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    People hate as they love, unreasonably.
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    People who do not know how to laugh are always pompous and self-conceited.
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    The two most engaging powers of a good author are to make new things familiar and familiar things new.
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    The world is a looking glass and gives back to every man the reflection of his own face.
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    There is no good in living in a society where you are merely the equal of everybody else. The true pleasure of life is to live with your inferiors.
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    Those who forgets their friends to follow those of a higher status are truly snobs.
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    To endure is greater than to dare; to tire out hostile fortune; to be daunted by no difficulty; to keep heart when all have lost it; to go through intrigue spotless; to forego even ambition when the end is gained - who can say this is not greatness?
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    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.
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    When you look at me, when you think of me, I am in paradise.
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    Whenever he met a great man he groveled before him, and my-lorded him as only a free-born Briton can do.
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