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William Makepeace Thackeray quotes: Never marry with the expectation of changing a person. Never marry with the expectation of changing a person.
William Makepeace Thackeray quotes: If there is no love more in yonder heart, it is but a corpse unburied. If there is no love more in yonder heart, it is but a corpse unburied.
William Makepeace Thackeray quotes: Time passes, Time the consoler, Time the anodyne. Time passes, Time the consoler, Time the anodyne.
William Makepeace Thackeray quotes: What a charming reconciler and peacemaker money us! What a charming reconciler and peacemaker money us!
William Makepeace Thackeray quotes: Humor is the mistress of tears. Humor is the mistress of tears.
William Makepeace Thackeray quotes: Kindness is very indigestible. It disagrees with proud stomachs. Kindness is very indigestible. It disagrees with proud stomachs.
William Makepeace Thackeray quotes: Oh, brother wearers of motley, are there not moments when one grows sick of grinning and trembling and the jingling of cap and bells? Oh, brother wearers of motley, are there not moments when one grows sick of grinning and trembling and the jingling of cap and bells?
William Makepeace Thackeray quotes: ...the greatest tyrants over women are women. ...the greatest tyrants over women are women.
William Makepeace Thackeray quotes: There are many sham diamonds in this life which pass for real, and vice versa. There are many sham diamonds in this life which pass for real, and vice versa.
William Makepeace Thackeray quotes: If people only made prudent marriages, what a stop to population there would be! If people only made prudent marriages, what a stop to population there would be!
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: You, who are ashamed of your poverty, and blush for your calling, are a snob; as are you who boast of your wealth. You, who are ashamed of your poverty, and blush for your calling, are a snob; as are you who boast of your wealth.
William Makepeace Thackeray quotes: Life is a mirror: if you frown at it, it frowns back; if you smile, it returns the greeting. Life is a mirror: if you frown at it, it frowns back; if you smile, it returns the greeting.
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: The Pall Mall Gazette is written by gentlemen for gentlemen. The Pall Mall Gazette is written by gentlemen for gentlemen.
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: The death of a child occasions a passion of grief and frantic tears, such as your end, brother reader, will never inspire. The death of a child occasions a passion of grief and frantic tears, such as your end, brother reader, will never inspire.
William Makepeace Thackeray quotes: The ladiesHeaven bless them!are, as a general rule, coquettes from babyhood upwards. The ladies
Heaven bless them!
are, as a general rule, coquettes from babyhood upwards.
William Makepeace Thackeray quotes: Despair is perfectly compatible with a good dinner, I promise you. Despair is perfectly compatible with a good dinner, I promise you.
William Makepeace Thackeray quotes: There is a skeleton in every house. There is a skeleton in every house.
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: Isidor thought for a moment he had gone mad, and that he wished his valet to cut his throat. Isidor thought for a moment he had gone mad, and that he wished his valet to cut his throat.
William Makepeace Thackeray quotes: People who do not know how to laugh are always pompous and self-conceited. People who do not know how to laugh are always pompous and self-conceited.
William Makepeace Thackeray quotes: An evil person is like a dirty window, they never let the light shine through. An evil person is like a dirty window, they never let the light shine through.
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: Not only is the world informed of everything about you, but of a great deal more. Not only is the world informed of everything about you, but of a great deal more.
William Makepeace Thackeray quotes: We are most of us very lonely in this world; you who have any who love you, cling to them and thank God. We are most of us very lonely in this world; you who have any who love you, cling to them and thank God.
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: It's a great comfort to some people to groan over their imaginary ills. It's a great comfort to some people to groan over their imaginary ills.
William Makepeace Thackeray quotes: It is comparatively easy to leave a mistress, but very hard to be left by one. It is comparatively easy to leave a mistress, but very hard to be left by one.
William Makepeace Thackeray quotes: Vanity is often the unseen spur. Vanity is often the unseen spur.
William Makepeace Thackeray quotes: Revenge may be wicked, but it's natural. Revenge may be wicked, but it's natural.
William Makepeace Thackeray quotes: Next to eating good dinners, a healthy man with a benevolent turn of mind, must like, I think, to read about them. Next to eating good dinners, a healthy man with a benevolent turn of mind, must like, I think, to read about them.
William Makepeace Thackeray quotes: In effective womanly beauty form is more than face, and manner more than either. In effective womanly beauty form is more than face, and manner more than either.
William Makepeace Thackeray quotes: I would rather make my name then inherit it. I would rather make my name then inherit it.
William Makepeace Thackeray quotes: Lucky he who has been educated to bear his fate, whatsoever it may be, by an early example of uprightness, and a childish training in honor. Lucky he who has been educated to bear his fate, whatsoever it may be, by an early example of uprightness, and a childish training in honor.
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: How hard it is to make an Englishman acknowledge that he is happy! Pendennis. Book ii. Chap. xxxi. How hard it is to make an Englishman acknowledge that he is happy! Pendennis. Book ii. Chap. xxxi.
William Makepeace Thackeray quotes: If thou hast never been a fool, be sure thou wilt never be a wise man. If thou hast never been a fool, be sure thou wilt never be a wise man.
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: I can endure poverty but not shame-neglect but not insult,and insult from you.. I can endure poverty but not shame-neglect but not insult,and insult from you..
William Makepeace Thackeray quotes: As if the ray which travels from the sun would reach me sooner than the man who blacks my boots. As if the ray which travels from the sun would reach me sooner than the man who blacks my boots.
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: 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: The world is full of love and pity, I say. Had there been less suffering, there would have been less kindness. The world is full of love and pity, I say. Had there been less suffering, there would have been less kindness.
William Makepeace Thackeray quotes: Oh, my young friends, how delightful is the beginning of a love-business, and how undignified, sometimes, the end! Oh, my young friends, how delightful is the beginning of a love-business, and how undignified, sometimes, the end!
William Makepeace Thackeray quotes: To be beautiful is enough! if a woman can do that well who should demand more from her? You don't want a rose to sing. To be beautiful is enough! if a woman can do that well who should demand more from her? You don't want a rose to sing.
William Makepeace Thackeray quotes: What man's life is not overtaken by one or more of those tornadoes that send us out of the course, and fling us on rocks to shelter as best we What man's life is not overtaken by one or more of those tornadoes that send us out of the course, and fling us on rocks to shelter as best we may?
William Makepeace Thackeray quotes: Kindnesses are easily forgotten; but injuries! what worthy man does not keep those in mind? Kindnesses are easily forgotten; but injuries! what worthy man does not keep those in mind?
William Makepeace Thackeray quotes: You can't order remembrance out of the mind; and a wrong that was a wrong yesterday must be a wrong to-morrow. You can't order remembrance out of the mind; and a wrong that was a wrong yesterday must be a wrong to-morrow.
William Makepeace Thackeray quotes: The thorn in the cushion of the editorial chair. The thorn in the cushion of the editorial chair.
William Makepeace Thackeray quotes: There is no good in living in a society where you are merely the equal of everybody else. The true pleasure of life is to live with your inferiors. There is no good in living in a society where you are merely the equal of everybody else. The true pleasure of life is to live with your inferiors.
William Makepeace Thackeray quotes: Follow your honest convictions and be strong. Follow your honest convictions and be strong.
William Makepeace Thackeray quotes: Except for the young or very happy, I can't say I am sorry for anyone who dies. Except for the young or very happy, I can't say I am sorry for anyone who dies.
William Makepeace Thackeray quotes: All amusements to which virtuous women are not admitted, are, rely upon it, deleterious in their nature. All amusements to which virtuous women are not admitted, are, rely upon it, deleterious in their nature.
William Makepeace Thackeray quotes: What woman, however old, has not the bridal-favours and raiment stowed away, and packed in lavender, in the inmost cupboards of her heart? What woman, however old, has not the bridal-favours and raiment stowed away, and packed in lavender, in the inmost cupboards of her heart?
William Makepeace Thackeray quotes: What stories are new? All types of all characters march through all fables. What stories are new? All types of all characters march through all fables.
William Makepeace Thackeray quotes: A cheerful look brings joy to the heart. A cheerful look brings joy to the heart.
William Makepeace Thackeray quotes: Choose a good disagreeable friend, if you be wisea surly, steady, economical, rigid fellow. Choose a good disagreeable friend, if you be wise
a surly, steady, economical, rigid fellow.
William Makepeace Thackeray quotes: Remember, it's as easy to marry a rich woman as a poor woman. Remember, it's as easy to marry a rich woman as a poor woman.
William Makepeace Thackeray quotes: At certain periods of life, we live years of emotion in a few weeks, and look back on those times as on great gaps between the old life and the At certain periods of life, we live years of emotion in a few weeks, and look back on those times as on great gaps between the old life and the new.
William Makepeace Thackeray quotes: If success is rare and slow, everybody knows how quick and easy ruin is. If success is rare and slow, everybody knows how quick and easy ruin is.
William Makepeace Thackeray quotes: The tallest and the smallest among us are so alike diminutive and pitifully base, it is a meanness to calculate the difference. The tallest and the smallest among us are so alike diminutive and pitifully base, it is a meanness to calculate the difference.
William Makepeace Thackeray quotes: I set it down as a maxim, that it is good for a man to live where he can meet his betters, intellectual and social. I set it down as a maxim, that it is good for a man to live where he can meet his betters, intellectual and social.
William Makepeace Thackeray quotes: As fits the holy Christmas birth, Be this, good friends, our carol still Be peace on earth, be peace on earth, To men of gentle will. As fits the holy Christmas birth, Be this, good friends, our carol still Be peace on earth, be peace on earth, To men of gentle will.
William Makepeace Thackeray quotes: 'Tis strange what a man may do, and a woman yet think him an angel. 'Tis strange what a man may do, and a woman yet think him an angel.
William Makepeace Thackeray quotes: The book of female logic is blotted all over with tears, and Justice in their courts is forever in a passion. The book of female logic is blotted all over with tears, and Justice in their courts is forever in a passion.
William Makepeace Thackeray quotes: Then sing as Martin Luther sang, As Doctor Martin Luther sang, "Who loves not wine, woman and song, He is a fool his whole life long." Then sing as Martin Luther sang, As Doctor Martin Luther sang, "Who loves not wine, woman and song, He is a fool his whole life long."
William Makepeace Thackeray quotes: Women only know how to wound so. There is a poison on the tips of their little shafts, which stings a thousand times more than a man's blunter weapon. Women only know how to wound so. There is a poison on the tips of their little shafts, which stings a thousand times more than a man's blunter weapon.
William Makepeace Thackeray quotes: A clever, ugly man every now and then is successful with the ladies, but a handsome fool is irresistible. A clever, ugly man every now and then is successful with the ladies, but a handsome fool is irresistible.
William Makepeace Thackeray quotes: The affection of young ladies is of as rapid growth as Jack's beanstalk, and reaches up to the sky in a night. 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 quotes: Life without laughing is a dreary blank. Life without laughing is a dreary blank.
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.