William M. Thackeray Quotes

Found 100 quotes by William M. Thackeray .
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"Good humor is one of the best articles of dress one can wear in society." William M. Thackeray
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"The two most engaging powers of a good author are to make new things familiar and familiar things new." William M. Thackeray
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Writers And Writing   

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"The book of female logic is blotted all over with tears, and Justice in their courts is forever in a passion." William M. Thackeray
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English Novelist   

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"There lived a sage in days of yore,And he a handsome pigtail wore;But wondered much and sorrowed moreBecause it hung behind him." William M. Thackeray
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"Though small was your allowance,You saved a little store:And those who save a littleShall get a plenty more." William M. Thackeray
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"Never lose a chance of saying a kind word." William M. Thackeray
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"What peace, what love, what truth, what beauty, what happiness for all, what generous kindness for you and me, are here spread out!" William M. Thackeray
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Beauty   

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"Ah vanity of vanities! How wayward the decrees of fate are, How very weak the very wise, How very small the very great are" William M. Thackeray
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"That which we call a snob by any other name would still be snobbish" William M. Thackeray
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"I would rather make my name than inherit it" William M. Thackeray
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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." William M. Thackeray
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Fortune    Risk   

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"A good laugh is sunshine in the house." William M. Thackeray
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Laughter   

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"Everyone knows the harm the bad do, but who knows the mischief done by the good?" William M. Thackeray
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"It's not dying for faith that's so hard, it's living up to it." William M. Thackeray
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Faith   

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"Next to excellence, comes the appreciation of it." William M. Thackeray
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Excellence   

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"I would rather make my name than inherit it." William M. Thackeray
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Inheritance   

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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." William M. Thackeray
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Persuasion   

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"The pipe draws wisdom from the lips of the philosopher, and shuts up the mouth of the foolish: it generates a style of conversation, contemplative, thoughtful, benevolent, and unaffected." William M. Thackeray
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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." William M. Thackeray
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Boys   

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"Despair is perfectly compatible with a good dinner, I promise you." William M. Thackeray
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Despair   

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"'Tis not the dying for a faith that's so hard... 'Tis the living up to it that's difficult." William M. Thackeray
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