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 Thackeray (1811 - 1863)
Contributed by: Zaady
We know that Heaven chastens those whom it loves best; being pleased by repeated trials, to make . . . pure spirits more pure.
Oh, Vanity of vanities! How wayward the decrees of Fate are; How very weak the very wise, How very small the very great are!
Source: Vanitas Vanitatum
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.
Source: Sorrows of Werther.
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.
Source: Mr. Brown’s Letters
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?
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."
Source: A Credo.
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.
Whenever he met a great man he groveled before him, and my-lorded him as only a free-born Briton can do.
Source: Vanity Fair
A good laugh is sunshine in a house.
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