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
People hate as they love, unreasonably.
There are a thousand thoughts lying within a man that he does not know till...
I would rather make my name than inherit it.
Except for the young or very happy, I can't say I am sorry for anyone...
I think I could be a good woman if I had five thousand a year
Certain opuscules, denominated 'Christmas Books,' with the ostensible intention of swelling the tide of exhilaration,...
Novelty has charms that our minds can hardly withstand
To forego even ambition when the end is gained - who can say this is...
Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children.
Next to excellence is the appreciation of it
Bravery never goes out of fashion.
A clever, ugly man every now and then is successful with the ladies, but a...
Remember, it's as easy to marry a rich woman as a poor woman.
Next to the young, I suppose the very old are the most selfish.
'Tis strange what a man may do and a woman yet think him an angel
'Tis hard with respect to Beauty, that its possessor should not have a life enjoyment...
An evil person is like a dirty window, they never let the light shine through.
The two most engaging powers of an author are to make new things familiar, familiar...
Whoever is able to write a book and does not, it is as if he...
What is wonderful about great literature is that it transforms the man who reads it...
Anyone can become angry - that is easy, but to be angry with the right...
Good authors, too, who once knew better words Now use only four-letter words Writing prose...