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William Makepeace Thackeray quotes (18)

Might I give counsel to any man I would say to him try to frequent the company of your betters. In books and in life that is the most wholesome society; learn to admire rightly; the great pleasure of life is that. Note what great men admire.
William Makepeace Thackeray   Category: Unsorted

Remember it is as easy to marry a rich woman as a poor woman.
William Makepeace Thackeray   Category: Marriage

Attacking is the only secret. Dare and the world always yields; or if it beats you sometimes dare it again and it will succumb.
William Makepeace Thackeray   Category: Attack

A good laugh is sunshine in a house.
William Makepeace Thackeray   Category: Cheerful

Our great thoughts our great affections the truths of our life never leave us. Surely they can not separate from our consciousness shall follow it whithersoever that shall go and are of their nature divine and immortal.
William Makepeace Thackeray   Category: Immortality

‘Tis not the dying for a faith that's so hard Master Harryevery man of every nation has done that'tis the living up to it that is difficult.
William Makepeace Thackeray   Category: Faith

'Tis strange what a man may do and a woman yet think him an angel.
William Makepeace Thackeray   Category: Deeds

Good humor is one of the best articles of dress one can wear in society.
William Makepeace Thackeray   Category: Apparel

Bravery never goes out of fashion.
William Makepeace Thackeray   Category: Courage

We have only to change the point of view And the greatest action looks mean.
William Makepeace Thackeray   Category: Change

When I walk with you I feel as if I had a flower in my buttonhole.
William Makepeace Thackeray   Category: Walk

Thems my sentiments!
William Makepeace Thackeray   Category: Thief

Oh Vanity of vanities! How wayward the decrees of Fate are; How very weak the very wise How very small the very great are!
William Makepeace Thackeray   Category: Gravity

When I say that I know women I mean I know that I don't know them. Every single woman I ever knew is a puzzle to me as I have no doubt she is to herself.
William Makepeace Thackeray   Category: Mormon

I think I could be a good woman if I had five thousand a year.
William Makepeace Thackeray   Category: Virtue

The world is a looking glass and gives back to every man the reflection of his own face. Frown at it and it will look sourly upon; laugh at it and with it and it is a jolly kind companion.
William Makepeace Thackeray   Category: Attitude

Next to excellence is the appreciation of it.
William Makepeace Thackeray   Category: Appreciation

Humor is wit and love.
William Makepeace Thackeray   Category: Humor