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
A clever, ugly man every now and then is successful with the ladies, but a...
There are a thousand thoughts lying within a man that he does not know till...
Novelty has charms that our minds can hardly withstand
Next to the young, I suppose the very old are the most selfish.
To love and win is the best thing. To love and lose, the next best.
Dinner was made for eating, not for talking.
Despair is perfectly compatible with a good dinner, I promise you.
Do not be in a hurry to succeed. What would you have to live for...
A good laugh is sunshine in the house.
Bravery never goes out of fashion.
There are many sham diamonds in this life which pass for real, and vice versa.
I never knew whether to pity or congratulate a man on coming to his senses.
People hate as they love, unreasonably.
The two most engaging powers of an author are to make new things familiar, familiar...
What money is better bestowed than that of a schoolboy's tip? How the kindness is...
If a secret history of books could be written, and the author's private thoughts and...
Follow your honest convictions and be strong
Except for the young or very happy, I can't say I am sorry for anyone...
Kindnesses are easily forgotten; but injuries! what worthy man does not keep those in mind?
'Tis strange what a man may do, and a woman yet think him an angel.