William Thackeray

1811 - 1863

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 secrets, world, and yielding

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)

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A Quote by William Makepeace Thackeray on life and respect

Sir, Respect Your Dinner: idolize it, enjoy it properly. You will be many hours in the week, many weeks in the year, and many years in your life happier if you do.

William Thackeray (1811 - 1863)

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A Quote by William Makepeace Thackeray on acting, farewells, laughter, and play

The play is done; the curtain drops, Slow falling to the prompter's bell A moment yet the 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)

Source: The End of the Play.

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