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  • And this I set down as a positive truth. A woman with fair opportunities, and without an absolute hump may marry whom she likes.
    (William Makepeace Thackeray)

  • When you look at me, when you think of me, I am in paradise.
    (William Makepeace Thackeray)

  • Humor is wit and love.
    (William Makepeace Thackeray)

  • Ho, pretty page, with the dimpled chin That never has known the barbers shear, All your wish is woman to win, This is the way that boys begin. Wait till you come to Forty Year.
    (William Makepeace Thackeray)

  • Remember, it's as easy to marry a rich woman as a poor woman.
    (William Makepeace Thackeray)


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

  • There are a thousand thoughts lying within a man that he does not know till he takes up a pen to write.
    (William Makepeace Thackeray)

  • Sir, Respect Your Dinner idolize it, enjoy it properly. You will be many hours in the week, many weeks in the year, and many years in your life happier if you do.
    (William Makepeace Thackeray)

  • There are many sham diamonds in this life which pass for real, and vice versa.
    (William Makepeace Thackeray)

  • And whenever he spoke (which he did almost always), he took care to produce the very finest and longest words of which the vocabulary gave him the use, rightly judging that it was as cheap to employ a handsome, large, and sonorous epithet, as to use a little stingy one.
    (William Makepeace Thackeray)

  • The world is a looking glass and gives back to every man the reflection of his own face.
    (William Makepeace Thackeray)

  • The play is done the curtain drops, Slow falling to the prompters bell A moment yet the actor stops And looks around to say farewell. It is an irksome word and task And when hes laughed and said his say He shows, as he removes the mask, A face thats anything but gay.
    (William Makepeace Thackeray)

  • An evil person is like a dirty window, they never let the light shine through.
    (William Makepeace Thackeray)

  • Next to the young, I suppose the very old are the most selfish.
    (William Makepeace Thackeray)

  • This I set down as a positive truth. A woman with fair opportunities and without a positive hump, may marry whom she likes.
    (William Makepeace Thackeray)


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