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  • If a man has committed wrong in life, I dont know any moralist more anxious to point his errors out to the world than his own relations.
    (William Makepeace Thackeray)

  • I never knew whether to pity or congratulate a man on coming to his senses.
    (William Makepeace Thackeray)

  • Charlotte, having seen his body Borne before her on a shutter, Like a well-conducted person, Went on cutting bread and butter.
    (William Makepeace Thackeray)

  • Although I enter not, Yet round about the spot Ofttimes I hover And near the sacred gate With longing eyes I wait, Expectant of her.
    (William Makepeace Thackeray)

  • 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)


  • What a charming reconciler and peacemaker money is
    (William Makepeace Thackeray)

  • When I say that I know women, I mean I know that I dont 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)

  • Let a man who has to make his fortune in life remember this maxim: Attacking is the only secret. Dare and the world yields, or if it beats you sometimes, dare it again and you will succeed.
    (William Makepeace Thackeray)

  • The book of female logic is blotted all over with tears, and Justice in their courts is forever in a passion.
    (William Makepeace Thackeray)

  • Them's my sentiments.
    (William Makepeace Thackeray)

  • Follow your honest convictions and be strong.
    (William Makepeace Thackeray)

  • It's not dying for faith that's so hard, it's living up to it.
    (William Makepeace Thackeray)

  • Christmas is here Winds whistle shrill, Icy and chill. Little care we Little we fear Weather without, Sheltered about The Mahogany Tree.
    (William Makepeace Thackeray)

  • Dinner was made for eating, not for talking.
    (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)


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