William Thackeray

1811 - 1863

A Quote by William Makepeace Thackeray

" Never lose a chance of saying a kind word."

William Thackeray (1811 - 1863)

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A Quote by William Makepeace Thackeray on mask

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The play is done-the curtain drops,
Slow falling to he prompter's bell;
A moment yet he actor stops,
And looks around, to say farewell.
It is an irksome word and task;
And when he's laughed and said his say,
He shows, as he removes the mask,
A face that's anything but gay.

William Thackeray (1811 - 1863)

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A Quote by William Makepeace Thackeray

Sow a thought,
and reap an action.
Sow an action,
and reap a habit.
Sow a habit,
and reap character.
Sow character,
and reap destiny.

William Thackeray (1811 - 1863)

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A Quote by William Makepeace Thackeray on good, humor, and society

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

William Thackeray (1811 - 1863)

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A Quote by William Makepeace Thackeray on expectation

Never marry with the expectation of changing a person.

William Thackeray (1811 - 1863)

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A Quote by William Makepeace Thackeray on wishes and women

Ho, pretty page, with the dimpled chin That never has known the barber's shear, All your wish is woman to win, This is the way that boys begin. Wait till you come to Forty Year.

William Thackeray (1811 - 1863)

Source: The Age of Wisdom.

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A Quote by William Makepeace Thackeray on books and happiness

How hard it is to make an Englishman acknowledge that he is happy! Pendennis. Book ii. Chap. xxxi.

William Thackeray (1811 - 1863)

Source: Pendennis. Book ii. Chap. xxxi.

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A Quote by William Makepeace Thackeray on admiration, books, company, learning, life, men, pleasure, and society

Might I give counsel to any man, I would say to him, try to frequent the company of your betters. In books and in life, that is the most wholesome society; learn to admire rightly; the great pleasure of life is that. Note what great men admire.

William Thackeray (1811 - 1863)

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A Quote by William Makepeace Thackeray on doctors, life, love, songs, wine, and women

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 Thackeray (1811 - 1863)

Source: A Credo.

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A Quote by William Makepeace Thackeray on companions, kindness, laughter, reflection, and world

The world is a looking glass and gives back to every man the reflection of his own face. Frown at it, and it will look sourly upon; laugh at it and with it, and it is a jolly, kind companion.

William Thackeray (1811 - 1863)

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