William Thackeray

1811 - 1863

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 in turn will look sourly at you; 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 divinity, immortality, life, nature, and separation

Our great thoughts, our great affections, the truths of our life, never leave us. Surely they can not separate from our consciousness, shall follow it whithersoever that shall go, and are of their nature divine and immortal.

William Thackeray (1811 - 1863)

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A Quote by William Makepeace Thackeray

Whenever he met a great man he groveled before him, and my-lorded him as only a free-born Briton can do.

William Thackeray (1811 - 1863)

Source: Vanity Fair

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A Quote by William Makepeace Thackeray on good and laughter

A good laugh is sunshine in a house.

William Thackeray (1811 - 1863)

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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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A Quote by William Makepeace Thackeray on women

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Remember, it is as easy to marry a rich woman as a poor woman.

William Thackeray (1811 - 1863)

Source: Pendennis. Book i. Chap. xxviii.

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A Quote by William Makepeace Thackeray on doubt and virtue

The wicked are wicked, no doubt, and they go astray and they fall, and they come by their deserts; but who can tell the mischief which the very virtuous do?

William Thackeray (1811 - 1863)

Source: The Newcomes. Book i. Chap. xx.

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A Quote by William Makepeace Thackeray on life and pleasure

The true pleasure of life is to live with your inferiors.

William Thackeray (1811 - 1863)

Source: The Newcomes. Book i. Chap. i.

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A Quote by William Makepeace Thackeray on body

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Charlotte, having seen his body Borne before her on a shutter, Like a well-conducted person, Went on cutting bread and butter.

William Thackeray (1811 - 1863)

Source: Sorrows of Werther.

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