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There are many sham diamonds in this life which pass for real, and vice versa.


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The wicked are wicked, no doubt, and they go astray and they fall, and they come by their deserts but who can tell the mischief which the very virtuous do.
William Makepeace Thackeray

Nature has written a letter of credit upon some men's faces that is honored wherever presented. You cannot help trusting such men. Their very presence gives confidence. There is 'promise to pay' in their faces which gives confidence and you prefer it to another man's endorsement. Character is credit.
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

We know that Heaven chastens those whom it loves best being pleased by repeated trials, to make ... pure spirits more pure.
William Makepeace Thackeray

Dinner was made for eating, not for talking.
William Makepeace Thackeray

Life is the soul's nursery - its training place for the destinies of eternity.
William Makepeace Thackeray

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