The two most engaging powers of an author are to make new things familiar, familiar things new.
Quote by William Makepeace Thackeray
A clever, ugly man every now and then is successful with the ladies, but a...
What money is better bestowed than that of a schoolboy's tip? How the kindness is...
It is best to love wisely, no doubt; but to love foolishly is better than...
Remember, it's as easy to marry a rich woman as a poor woman.
I would rather make my name than inherit it.
The world is a looking glass and gives back to every man the reflection of...
I think I could be a good woman if I had five thousand a year
Follow your honest convictions and be strong
If a secret history of books could be written, and the author's private thoughts and...
Dinner was made for eating, not for talking
Mother is the name of God in the lips and hearts of children.
Tis strange what a man may do, and a woman yet think him an angel.
Novelty has charms that our minds can hardly withstand
There are a thousand thoughts lying within a man that he does not know till...
Ah vanity of vanities! How wayward the decrees of fate are, How very weak the...
I never knew whether to pity or congratulate a man on coming to his senses.
Next to excellence is the appreciation of it
People who do not know how to laugh are always pompous and self-conceited.
Next to the young, I suppose the very old are the most selfish.
It is impossible, in our condition of Society, not to be sometimes a Snob.