What money is better bestowed than that of a schoolboy's tip? How the kindness is recalled by the recipient in after days! It blesses him that gives and him that takes.
Quote by William Makepeace Thackeray
William Makepeace Thackeray Quotes
Certain opuscules, denominated 'Christmas Books,' with the ostensible intention of swelling the tide of exhilaration,...
Mother is the name of God in the lips and hearts of children.
'Tis hard with respect to Beauty, that its possessor should not have a life enjoyment...
'Tis strange what a man may do, and a woman yet think him an angel.
Follow your honest convictions and be strong.
Let a man who has to make his fortune in life remember this maxim: Attacking...
Follow your honest convictions and be strong
To endure is greater than to dare; to tire out hostile fortune; to be daunted...
If a secret history of books could be written, and the author's private thoughts and...
'Tis strange what a man may do and a woman yet think him an angel
Dinner was made for eating, not for talking
A clever, ugly man every now and then is successful with the ladies, but a...
I think I could be a good woman if I had five thousand a year
Novelty has charms that our minds can hardly withstand
The two most engaging powers of an author are to make new things familiar, familiar...
To forego even ambition when the end is gained - who can say this is...
I would rather make my name than inherit it.
Kindnesses are easily forgotten; but injuries! what worthy man does not keep those in mind?
I never knew whether to pity or congratulate a man on coming to his senses.
Dinner was made for eating, not for talking.