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William Makepeace Thackeray Quotes: "A good laugh is sunshine in the house."

A good laugh is sunshine in the house.




William Makepeace Thackeray Quotes: "The world is a looking glass and gives back to every man the reflection of his own face."

The world is a looking glass and gives back to every man the reflection of his own face.



William Makepeace Thackeray Quotes: "It is from the level of calamities ... that we learn impressive and useful lessons."

It is from the level of calamities ... that we learn impressive and useful lessons.



William Makepeace Thackeray Quotes: "Mr Moss's courtyard is railed in like a cage, lest the gentlemen who are boarding with him should take a fancy to escape from his hospitality."

Mr Moss's courtyard is railed in like a cage, lest the gentlemen who are boarding with him should take a fancy to escape from his hospitality.




William Makepeace Thackeray Quotes: "Always to be right, always to trample forward, and never to doubt, are not these the great qualities with which dullness takes the lead in the world?"

Always to be right, always to trample forward, and never to doubt, are not these the great qualities with which dullness takes the lead in the world?



William Makepeace Thackeray Quotes: "The moral world has no particular objection to vice, but an insuperable repugnance to hearing vice called by its proper name."

The moral world has no particular objection to vice, but an insuperable repugnance to hearing vice called by its proper name.



William Makepeace Thackeray Quotes: "Next to excellence is the appreciation of it."

Next to excellence is the appreciation of it.




William Makepeace Thackeray Quotes: "His Scotch bear-leader, Mr Boswell, was a butt of the first quality."

His Scotch bear-leader, Mr Boswell, was a butt of the first quality.



William Makepeace Thackeray Quotes: "It is those who injure women who get the most kindness from them."

It is those who injure women who get the most kindness from them.



William Makepeace Thackeray Quotes: "A woman with fair opportunities, and without an absolute hump, may marry WHOM SHE LIKES."

A woman with fair opportunities, and without an absolute hump, may marry WHOM SHE LIKES.



William Makepeace Thackeray Quotes: "Which of us is happy in this world? Which of us has his desire? or, having it, is satisfied?"

Which of us is happy in this world? Which of us has his desire? or, having it, is satisfied?



William Makepeace Thackeray Quotes: "Attacking is the only secret. Dare and the world always yields or if it beats you sometimes dare it again and it will succumb."

Attacking is the only secret. Dare and the world always yields or if it beats you sometimes dare it again and it will succumb.




William Makepeace Thackeray Quotes: "It is only hope which is real, and reality is a bitterness and a deceit."

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



William Makepeace Thackeray Quotes: "Good humor may be said to be one of the very best articles of dress one can wear in society."

Good humor may be said to be one of the very best articles of dress one can wear in society.



William Makepeace Thackeray Quotes: "There are a thousand thoughts lying within a man that he does not know till he takes up the pen to write."

There are a thousand thoughts lying within a man that he does not know till he takes up the pen to write.



William Makepeace Thackeray Quotes: "She had not character enough to take to drinking, and moaned about, slip-shod and in curl-papers, all day."

She had not character enough to take to drinking, and moaned about, slip-shod and in curl-papers, all day.



William Makepeace Thackeray Quotes: "Here is a minute. It may be my love is dead, but here is a minute to kneel over the grave and pray by it."

Here is a minute. It may be my love is dead, but here is a minute to kneel over the grave and pray by it.



William Makepeace Thackeray Quotes: "When you look at me, when you think of me, I am in paradise."

When you look at me, when you think of me, I am in paradise.



William Makepeace Thackeray Quotes: "To love and win is the best thing. To love and lose, the next best."

To love and win is the best thing. To love and lose, the next best.



William Makepeace Thackeray Quotes: "When I walk with you I feel as if I had a flower in my buttonhole."

When I walk with you I feel as if I had a flower in my buttonhole.



William Makepeace Thackeray Quotes: "Mark to yourself the gradual way in which you have been prepared for, and are now led by an irresistible necessity to enter upon your great labour."

Mark to yourself the gradual way in which you have been prepared for, and are now led by an irresistible necessity to enter upon your great labour.



William Makepeace Thackeray Quotes: "Good humor is one of the best articles of dress one can wear in society."

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



William Makepeace Thackeray Quotes: "Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of children."

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



William Makepeace Thackeray Quotes: "In a word, in adversity she was the best of comforters, in good fortune the most troublesome of friends..."

In a word, in adversity she was the best of comforters, in good fortune the most troublesome of friends...



William Makepeace Thackeray Quotes: "It is impossible, in our condition of Society, not to be sometimes a Snob."

It is impossible, in our condition of Society, not to be sometimes a Snob.



William Makepeace Thackeray Quotes: "Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children."

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



William Makepeace Thackeray Quotes: "Some cynical Frenchman has said that there are two parties to a love-transaction: the one who loves and the other who condescends to be so treated."

Some cynical Frenchman has said that there are two parties to a love-transaction: the one who loves and the other who condescends to be so treated.



William Makepeace Thackeray Quotes: "A lady who sets her heart upon a lad in uniform must prepare to change lovers pretty quickly, or her life will be but a sad one."

A lady who sets her heart upon a lad in uniform must prepare to change lovers pretty quickly, or her life will be but a sad one.



William Makepeace Thackeray Quotes: "People hate as they love, unreasonably."

People hate as they love, unreasonably.



William Makepeace Thackeray Quotes: "Let the man who has to make his fortune in life remember this maxim. Attacking is his only secret. Dare, and the world always yields: or, if it beat you sometimes, dare again, and it will succumb."

Let the man who has to make his fortune in life remember this maxim. Attacking is his only secret. Dare, and the world always yields: or, if it beat you sometimes, dare again, and it will succumb.



William Makepeace Thackeray Quotes: "Dinner was made for eating, not for talking."

Dinner was made for eating, not for talking.



William Makepeace Thackeray Quotes: "If a man's character is to be abused, say what you will, there's nobody like a relative to do the business."

If a man's character is to be abused, say what you will, there's nobody like a relative to do the business.



William Makepeace Thackeray Quotes: "Money has only a different value in the eyes of each."

Money has only a different value in the eyes of each.



William Makepeace Thackeray Quotes: "Revenge may be wicked, but it’s natural."

Revenge may be wicked, but it’s natural.



William Makepeace Thackeray Quotes: "In the midst of friends, home, and kind parents, she was alone."

In the midst of friends, home, and kind parents, she was alone.



William Makepeace Thackeray Quotes: "Never lose a chance of saying a kind word."

Never lose a chance of saying a kind word.



William Makepeace Thackeray Quotes: "let me whisper my belief, entre nous, that of those eminent philosophers who cry out against parsons the loudest, there are not many who have got their knowledge of the church by going thither often."

let me whisper my belief, entre nous, that of those eminent philosophers who cry out against parsons the loudest, there are not many who have got their knowledge of the church by going thither often.