Quotations From WILLIAM MAKEPEACE THACKERAY

 

  • 1.
    Come children, let us shut up the box and the puppets, for our play is played out.
    William Makepeace Thackeray (1811-1863), British author. Vanity Fair, ch. 67 (1848).

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  • 2.
    Whenever he met a great man he grovelled before him, and my-lorded him as only a free-born Briton can do.
    William Makepeace Thackeray (1811-1863), British author. Vanity Fair, ch. 13 (1848). Referring to Mr. Osborne.
  • 3.
    It is to the middle-class we must look for the safety of England.
    William Makepeace Thackeray (1811-1863), British author. The Four Georges, "George the Third," (1855).
  • 4.
    'Tis strange what a man may do, and a woman yet think him an angel.
    William Makepeace Thackeray (1811-1863), British author. The History of Henry Esmond, bk. 1, ch. 7 (1852).

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  • 5.
    I would rather make my name than inherit it.
    William Makepeace Thackeray (1811-1863), British author. The Virginians, ch. 26 (1857-1859).
  • 6.
    It is impossible, in our condition of Society, not to be sometimes a Snob.
    William Makepeace Thackeray (1811-1863), British author. The Book of Snobs, ch. 3 (1848).

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  • 7.
    It is best to love wisely, no doubt: but to love foolishly is better than not to be able to love at all.
    William Makepeace Thackeray (1811-1863), British author. Pendennis, ch. 6 (1848-1850).

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  • 8.
    Kindnesses are easily forgotten; but injuries!—what worthy man does not keep those in mind?
    William Makepeace Thackeray (1811-1863), British author. Lovel the Widower, ch. 1 (1860).
  • 9.
    Despair is perfectly compatible with a good dinner, I promise you.
    William Makepeace Thackeray (1811-1863), British author. Lovel the Widower, ch. 6 (1860).

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  • 10.
    'Tis strange what a man may do, and a woman yet think him an angel.
    William Makepeace Thackeray (1811-1863), British author. The History of Henry Esmond, bk. 1, ch. 7 (1852).

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