William Thackeray

1811 - 1863

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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A Quote by William Makepeace Thackeray

When I walk with you I feel as if I had a flower in my buttonhole.

William Thackeray (1811 - 1863)

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A Quote by William Makepeace Thackeray on death, difficulty, faith, life, and nations

'Tis not the dying for a faith that's so hard, Master Harry-every man of every nation has done that-'tis the living up to it that is difficult.

William Thackeray (1811 - 1863)

Source: Esmond

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A Quote by William Makepeace Thackeray on appreciation and excellence

Next to excellence is the appreciation of it.

William Thackeray (1811 - 1863)

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A Quote by William Makepeace Thackeray on sacred

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Although I enter not, Yet round about the spot Ofttimes I hover; And near the sacred gate With longing eyes I wait, Expectant of her.

William Thackeray (1811 - 1863)

Source: Pendennis: At the Church Gate.

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A Quote by William Makepeace Thackeray on death, faith, and life

It's not dying for faith that's so hard, it's living up to it

William Thackeray (1811 - 1863)

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A Quote by William Makepeace Thackeray

Fashnable fax and polite annygoats.

William Thackeray (1811 - 1863)

Source: The Yellowplush Papers

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A Quote by William Makepeace Thackeray on opportunity, truth, and women

This I set down as a positive truth. A woman with fair opportunities and without a positive hump, may marry whom she likes.

William Thackeray (1811 - 1863)

Source: Vanity Fair. Chap. iv.

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A Quote by William Makepeace Thackeray on authors and familiarity

The two most engaging powers of an author are t' make new things familiar and familiar things new.

William Thackeray (1811 - 1863)

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A Quote by William Makepeace Thackeray on business

'No business before breakfast, Glum!' says the King. 'Breakfast first, business next.'

William Thackeray (1811 - 1863)

Source: The Rose and the Ring

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