William Thackeray

1811 - 1863

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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A Quote by William Makepeace Thackeray on character, confidence, men, nature, promises, and trust

Nature has written a letter of credit upon some men's faces that is honored wherever presented. You cannot help trusting such men. Their very presence gives confidence. There is "promise to pay" in their faces which gives confidence and you prefer it to another man's endorsement. Character is credit.

William Thackeray (1811 - 1863)

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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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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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