Facts about William Makepeace Thackeray

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William Makepeace Thackeray was a famous Novelist from England, who lived between July 18, 1811 and December 24, 1863.

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He/she is born under the zodiac cancer, who is known for Emotion, Diplomatic, Intensity, Impulsive, Selective. Our collection contains 31 quotes who is written / told by William.

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Famous quotes by William Makepeace Thackeray (31)


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"It is to the middle-class we must look for the safety of England"
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"Kindnesses are easily forgotten; but injuries! what worthy man does not keep those in mind?"
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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"
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"Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children"
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"A clever, ugly man every now and then is successful with the ladies, but a handsome fool is irresistible"
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"A good laugh is sunshine in the house"
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"An evil person is like a dirty window, they never let the light shine through"
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"Bravery never goes out of fashion"
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"Despair is perfectly compatible with a good dinner, I promise you"
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"Dinner was made for eating, not for talking"
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"Do not be in a hurry to succeed. What would you have to live for afterwards? Better make the horizon your goal; it will always be ahead of you"
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"Except for the young or very happy, I can't say I am sorry for anyone who dies"
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"Follow your honest convictions and be strong"
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"Good humor is one of the best articles of dress one can wear in society"
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"I never knew whether to pity or congratulate a man on coming to his senses"
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"I would rather make my name than inherit it"
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"If a secret history of books could be written, and the author's private thoughts and meanings noted down alongside of his story, how many insipid volumes would become interesting, and dull tales excite the reader!"
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"It is best to love wisely, no doubt; but to love foolishly is better than not to be able to love at all"
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"It is impossible, in our condition of Society, not to be sometimes a Snob"
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"It is only hope which is real, and reality is a bitterness and a deceit"
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"Next to excellence is the appreciation of it"
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"Next to the young, I suppose the very old are the most selfish"
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"People hate as they love, unreasonably"
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"People who do not know how to laugh are always pompous and self-conceited"
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"Remember, it's as easy to marry a rich woman as a poor woman"
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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"
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"The two most engaging powers of an author are to make new things familiar, familiar things new"
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"The world is a looking glass and gives back to every man the reflection of his own face"
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"There are a thousand thoughts lying within a man that he does not know till he takes up a pen to write"
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"There are many sham diamonds in this life which pass for real, and vice versa"
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"To love and win is the best thing. To love and lose, the next best"


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