87 Total Quotes

William+M. Thackeray Quotes

What peace, what love, what truth, what beauty, what happiness for all, what generous kindness for you and me, are here spread out!
William M. Thackeray
#Beauty

The book of female logic is blotted all over with tears, and Justice in their courts is forever in a passion.
William M. Thackeray
#English Novelist

Good humor is one of the best articles of dress one can wear in society.
William M. Thackeray
#Humorous #Pearls of Wisdom #Life #Dress #Society

There are a thousand thoughts lying within a man that he does not know till he takes up a pen to write.
William M. Thackeray
#English Novelist #Lying

People hate as they love, unreasonably.
William M. Thackeray
#Hatred #Hate

And oh, what a mercy it is that these women do not exercise their powers oftener! We can't resist them, if they do. Let them show ever so little inclination, and men go down on their knees at once: old or ugly, it is all the same. And this I set down as a positive truth. A woman with fair opportunities, and without an absolute hump, may marry whom she likes. Only let us be thankful that the darlings are like the beasts of the field, and don't know their own power. They would overcome us entirely if they did.
William M. Thackeray
#Exercise

To endure is greater than to dare; to tire out hostile fortune; to be daunted by no difficulty; to keep heart when all have lost it; to go through intrigue spotless; to forego even ambition when the end is gained - who can say this is not greatness?
William M. Thackeray
#Courage

A clever, ugly man every now and then is successful with the ladies, but a handsome fool is irresistible.
William M. Thackeray
#English Novelist #Clever

Follow your honest convictions and be strong
William M. Thackeray
#Conviction

Certain opuscules, denominated 'Christmas Books,' with the ostensible intention of swelling the tide of exhilaration, or other expansive emotions, incident upon the exodus of the old and the inauguration of the new year
William M. Thackeray
#Books And Reading

Except for the young or very happy, I can't say I am sorry for anyone who dies.
William M. Thackeray
#Death

There are many sham diamonds in this life which pass for real, and vice versa.
William M. Thackeray
#English Novelist

Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children.
William M. Thackeray
#Children #English Novelist #Mother #Mothers #Mothers Day

We should pay as much reverence to youth as we should to age; there are points in which you young folks are altogether our superiors: and I can't help constantly crying out to persons of my own years, when busied about their young people -- leave them alone; don't be always meddling with their affairs, which they can manage for themselves; don't be always insisting upon managing their boats, and putting your oars in the water with theirs.
William M. Thackeray
#Age And Aging

I have long gone about with a conviction on my mind that I had a work to do -- a Work, if you like, with a great W; a Purpose to fulfil.
William M. Thackeray
#Conviction

A good laugh is sunshine in the house.
William M. Thackeray
#Laughter

An evil person is like a dirty window, they never let the light shine through
William M. Thackeray
#Dirty

I never knew whether to pity or congratulate a man on coming to his senses.
William M. Thackeray
#English Novelist

By economy and good management -- by a sparing use of ready money and by paying scarcely anybody, -- people can manage to make a great show with very little means.
William M. Thackeray
#Economy