If a secret history of books could be written, and the author's private thoughts and meanings noted down alongside of his story, how many insipid volumes would become interesting, and dull tales excite the reader!
Quote by William Makepeace Thackeray
And oh, what a mercy it is that these women do not exercise their powers...
An evil person is like a dirty window, they never let the light shine through.
Except for the young or very happy, I can't say I am sorry for anyone...
'Tis strange what a man may do, and a woman yet think him an angel.
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.
Let a man who has to make his fortune in life remember this maxim: Attacking...
It is best to love wisely, no doubt; but to love foolishly is better than...
There are many sham diamonds in this life which pass for real, and vice versa.
What money is better bestowed than that of a schoolboy's tip? How the kindness is...
To endure is greater than to dare; to tire out hostile fortune; to be daunted...
'Tis hard with respect to Beauty, that its possessor should not have a life enjoyment...
To forego even ambition when the end is gained - who can say this is...
Mother is the name of God in the lips and hearts of children.
I think I could be a good woman if I had five thousand a year
Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children.
Bravery never goes out of fashion
Is pale cold cowardice in noble breasts.
Bravery has no place where it can avail nothing.
The courage and bravery of our young men and women fighting overseas continues to inspire...