Next to excellence is the appreciation of it
Quote by William Makepeace Thackeray
The two most engaging powers of an author are to make new things familiar, familiar...
Ah vanity of vanities! How wayward the decrees of fate are, How very weak the...
If a secret history of books could be written, and the author's private thoughts and...
Good humor is one of the best articles of dress one can wear in society.
Dinner was made for eating, not for talking.
A clever, ugly man every now and then is successful with the ladies, but a...
People hate as they love, unreasonably.
People who do not know how to laugh are always pompous and self-conceited.
When I walk with you I feel as if I had a flower in my...
'Tis strange what a man may do, and a woman yet think him an angel.
To forego even ambition when the end is gained - who can say this is...
Humor is wit and love.
There are a thousand thoughts lying within a man that he does not know till...
Certain opuscules, denominated 'Christmas Books,' with the ostensible intention of swelling the tide of exhilaration,...
Bravery never goes out of fashion
To endure is greater than to dare; to tire out hostile fortune; to be daunted...
Do not be in a hurry to succeed. What would you have to live for...
Follow your honest convictions and be strong.
Kindnesses are easily forgotten; but injuries! what worthy man does not keep those in mind?
I would rather make my name than inherit it.