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If a secret history of books could be written, and the author's private thoughts and meanings noted down alongside of his story, how many insipid volumes would become interesting, and dull tales excite the reader!

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Despair is perfectly compatible with a good dinner, I promise you.
William Makepeace Thackeray

People who do not know how to laugh are always pompous and self-conceited.
William Makepeace Thackeray

Tis not the dying for a faith that's so hard, Master Harry - every man of every nation has done that - 'tis the living up to it that is difficult.
William Makepeace Thackeray

How hard it is to make an Englishman acknowledge that he is happy Pendennis. Book ii. Chap. xxxi.
William Makepeace Thackeray

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

We must pass over a part of Mrs. Rebecca Crawleys biography with that lightness and delicacy which the world demands--the moral world, that has, perhaps, no particular objection to vice, but an insuperable repugnance to hearing vice called by its proper name.
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