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When I walk with you I feel as if I had a flower in my buttonhole.
William Makepeace Thackeray
To love and win is the best thing. To love and lose, the next best.
William Makepeace Thackeray
When you look at me, when you think of me, I am in paradise.
William Makepeace Thackeray
Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children.
William Makepeace Thackeray
An evil person is like a dirty window, they never let the light shine through.
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
It is only hope which is real, and reality is a bitterness and a deceit.
William Makepeace Thackeray
Good humor is one of the best articles of dress one can wear in society.
William Makepeace Thackeray
It is impossible, in our condition of Society, not to be sometimes a Snob.
William Makepeace Thackeray
Follow your honest convictions and be strong.
William Makepeace Thackeray
A good laugh is sunshine in the house.
William Makepeace Thackeray
Next to excellence is the appreciation of it.
William Makepeace Thackeray
The world is a looking glass and gives back to every man the reflection of his own face.
William Makepeace Thackeray
Bravery never goes out of fashion.
William Makepeace Thackeray
Do not be in a hurry to succeed. What would you have to live for afterwards? Better make the horizon your goal; it will always be ahead of you.
William Makepeace Thackeray
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
I would rather make my name than inherit it.
William Makepeace Thackeray
The two most engaging powers of an author are to make new things familiar, familiar things new.
William Makepeace Thackeray
A clever, ugly man every now and then is successful with the ladies, but a handsome fool is irresistible.
William Makepeace Thackeray
It is to the middle-class we must look for the safety of England.
William Makepeace Thackeray
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