William Makepeace Thackeray Quotes

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

William Makepeace Thackeray

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

Next to excellence is the appreciation of it

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

A good laugh is sunshine in the house.

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
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