William Makepeace Thackeray Quotes

The great moments of life are but moments like the others. Your doom is spoken in a word or two. A single look from the eyes, a mere pressure of the hand, may decide it; or of the lips, though they cannot speak.

William Makepeace Thackeray

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

William Makepeace Thackeray

A good laugh is sunshine in the house.

William Makepeace Thackeray

Next to excellence is the appreciation of it

William Makepeace Thackeray

All is vanity, look you; and so the preacher is vanity too.

William Makepeace Thackeray

The affection of young ladies is of as rapid growth as Jack's beanstalk, and reaches up to the sky in a night.

William Makepeace Thackeray

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

William Makepeace Thackeray

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

William Makepeace Thackeray

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

William Makepeace Thackeray

Come forward, some great marshal, and organize equality in society, and your rod shall swallow up all the juggling old court gold-sticks

William Makepeace Thackeray

Vanity is often the unseen spur.

William Makepeace Thackeray

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

William Makepeace Thackeray

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.

William Makepeace Thackeray

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

William Makepeace Thackeray

Novelty has charms that our minds can hardly withstand.

William Makepeace Thackeray

Christmas is here: Winds whistle shrill, Icy and chill, Little care we; Little we fear Weather without, Sheltered about The Mahogany Tree

William Makepeace Thackeray
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