William Makepeace Thackeray Quotes

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Born: July 18, 1811, Calcutta, West Bengal, British India. [now India]
Birth Country: British India (now India)
Died: London, England, UK, December 24, 1863
Occupation: Author

1.
A good laugh is sunshine in the house.
- William Makepeace Thackeray

2.
Dinner was made for eating, not for talking.
- William Makepeace Thackeray

3.
Good humor is one of the best articles of dress one can wear in society.
- William Makepeace Thackeray

4.
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!
- William Makepeace Thackeray

5.
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

6.
It is impossible, in our condition of Society, not to be sometimes a Snob.
- William Makepeace Thackeray

7.
It is only hope which is real, and reality is a bitterness and a deceit.
- William Makepeace Thackeray

8.
Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children.
- William Makepeace Thackeray

9.
To love and win is the best thing. To love and lose, the next best.
- William Makepeace Thackeray

10.
What money is better bestowed than that of a schoolboy's tip? How the kindness is recalled by the recipient in after days! It blesses him that gives and him that takes.
- William Makepeace Thackeray

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