I would rather make my name than inherit it.
Quote by William Makepeace Thackeray
William Makepeace Thackeray Quotes
Next to excellence is the appreciation of it
Certain opuscules, denominated 'Christmas Books,' with the ostensible intention of swelling the tide of exhilaration,...
To forego even ambition when the end is gained - who can say this is...
Ah vanity of vanities! How wayward the decrees of fate are, How very weak the...
Next to the young, I suppose the very old are the most selfish.
Remember, it's as easy to marry a rich woman as a poor woman
When I walk with you I feel as if I had a flower in my...
And oh, what a mercy it is that these women do not exercise their powers...
If a secret history of books could be written, and the author's private thoughts and...
It is to the middle-class we must look for the safety of England.
What money is better bestowed than that of a schoolboy's tip? How the kindness is...
Dinner was made for eating, not for talking
When you look at me, when you think of me, I am in paradise.
Despair is perfectly compatible with a good dinner, I promise you.
Bravery never goes out of fashion.
The two most engaging powers of an author are to make new things familiar, familiar...
It is best to love wisely, no doubt; but to love foolishly is better than...
People who do not know how to laugh are always pompous and self-conceited.
Dinner was made for eating, not for talking.
'Tis strange what a man may do, and a woman yet think him an angel.