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
William Makepeace Thackeray Quotes
Bravery never goes out of fashion
Do not be in a hurry to succeed. What would you have to live for...
Next to the young, I suppose the very old are the most selfish.
Despair is perfectly compatible with a good dinner, I promise you.
Novelty has charms that our minds can hardly withstand
The two most engaging powers of an author are to make new things familiar, familiar...
I would rather make my name than inherit it.
It is impossible, in our condition of Society, not to be sometimes a Snob.
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...
Good humor is one of the best articles of dress one can wear in society.
When I walk with you I feel as if I had a flower in my...
Remember, it's as easy to marry a rich woman as a poor woman.
An evil person is like a dirty window, they never let the light shine through.
I think I could be a good woman if I had five thousand a year
And oh, what a mercy it is that these women do not exercise their powers...
Dinner was made for eating, not for talking
It is best to love wisely, no doubt; but to love foolishly is better than...
What money is better bestowed than that of a schoolboy's tip? How the kindness is...
I never knew whether to pity or congratulate a man on coming to his senses.