William M. Thackeray Quotes

53 William M. Thackeray quotes:

"I have long gone about with a conviction on my mind that I had a work to do -- a Work, if you like, with a great W; a Purpose to fulfil."
"Despair is perfectly compatible with a good dinner, I promise you."
Author: Thackeray Quotes Category: Despair Quotes
"The two most engaging powers of an author are to make new things familiar, familiar things new."
"There are a thousand thoughts lying within a man that he does not know till he takes up a pen to write."
Author: Thackeray Quotes Category: English Novelist Quotes Liar Quotes
"I never knew whether to pity or congratulate a man on coming to his senses."
"It is best to love wisely, no doubt: but to love foolishly is better than not to be able to love at all."
Author: Thackeray Quotes Category: English Novelist Quotes Infatuation Quotes
"Kindnesses are easily forgotten; but injuries! -- what worthy man does not keep those in mind?"
Author: Thackeray Quotes Category: English Novelist Quotes Injury Quotes
"Next to excellence is the appreciation of it."
"Good humor is one of the best articles of dress one can wear in society."
Author: Thackeray Quotes Category: Humorous Quotes
"Those who forgets their friends to follow those of a higher status are truly snobs."
"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."
Author: Thackeray Quotes Category: Boys Quotes
"If a man character is to be abused there's nobody like a relative to do the business."
"A clever, ugly man every now and then is successful with the ladies, but a handsome fool is irresistible."
"When you look at me, when you think of me, I am in paradise."
Author: Thackeray Quotes Category: Enjoyment Quotes Paradise Quotes
"It's not dying for faith that's so hard, it's living up to it."
Author: Thackeray Quotes Category: Faith Quotes
"Dinner was made for eating, not for talking."
"It is impossible, in our condition of Society, not to be sometimes a Snob."
"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."
"People hate as they love, unreasonably."
Author: Thackeray Quotes Category: Hate Quotes
"A good laugh is sunshine in the house."
Author: Thackeray Quotes Category: Laughter Quotes

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