Certain opuscules, denominated 'Christmas Books,' with the ostensible intention of swelling the tide of exhilaration, or other expansive emotions, incident upon the exodus of the old and the inauguration of the new year.
Quote by William Makepeace Thackeray
Dinner was made for eating, not for talking.
'Tis hard with respect to Beauty, that its possessor should not have a life enjoyment...
I think I could be a good woman if I had five thousand a year
Next to excellence is the appreciation of it.
A clever, ugly man every now and then is successful with the ladies, but a...
Ah vanity of vanities! How wayward the decrees of fate are, How very weak the...
Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children.
There are many sham diamonds in this life which pass for real, and vice versa.
Kindnesses are easily forgotten; but injuries! what worthy man does not keep those in mind?
If a secret history of books could be written, and the author's private thoughts and...
I never knew whether to pity or congratulate a man on coming to his senses.
When you look at me, when you think of me, I am in paradise.
To love and win is the best thing. To love and lose, the next best.
To forego even ambition when the end is gained - who can say this is...
The book of female logic is blotted all over with tears, and Justice in their...
Remember, it's as easy to marry a rich woman as a poor woman
'Tis strange what a man may do and a woman yet think him an angel
When I walk with you I feel as if I had a flower in my...
Follow your honest convictions and be strong.
Despair is perfectly compatible with a good dinner, I promise you.