William Thackeray

1811 - 1863

A Quote by William Makepeace Thackeray on fate, vanity, and weakness

Oh, Vanity of vanities! How wayward the decrees of Fate are; How very weak the very wise, How very small the very great are!

William Thackeray (1811 - 1863)

Source: Vanitas Vanitatum

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A Quote by William Makepeace Thackeray on love and words

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Werther had a love for Charlotte Such as words could never utter; Would you know how first he met her? She was cutting bread and butter.

William Thackeray (1811 - 1863)

Source: Sorrows of Werther.

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A Quote by William Makepeace Thackeray on doubt and women

When I say that I know women, I mean I know that I don't know them. Every single woman I ever knew is a puzzle to me, as, I have no doubt, she is to herself.

William Thackeray (1811 - 1863)

Source: Mr. Brown’s Letters

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A Quote by William Makepeace Thackeray on ambition, difficulty, fortune, greatness, heart, and losing

To endure is greater than to dare; to tire out hostile fortune; to be daunted by no difficulty;to keep heart when all have lost it; to go through intrigue spotless;to forego even ambition when the end is gained - who can say this is not greatness?

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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A Quote by William Makepeace Thackeray on bravery and fashion

Bravery never goes out of fashion.

William Thackeray (1811 - 1863)

Source: The Four Georges.

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A Quote by William Makepeace Thackeray on christmas, fear, and weather

Christmas is here: Winds whistle shrill, Icy and chill. Little care we; Little we fear Weather without, Sheltered about The Mahogany Tree.

William Thackeray (1811 - 1863)

Source: The Mahogany Tree.

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A Quote by William Makepeace Thackeray on love and truth

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We love being in love, that's the truth on't.

William Thackeray (1811 - 1863)

Source: Esmond

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A Quote by William Makepeace Thackeray on angels and women

'Tis strange what a man may do, and a woman yet think him an angel.

William Thackeray (1811 - 1863)

Source: Henry Esmond. Book i. Chap. vii.

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