William Makepeace Thackeray was a British novelist and author. He is known for his satirical works, particularly Vanity Fair, a panoramic portrait of English society. source
The book of female logic is blotted all over with tears, and Justice in their...
Next to the young, I suppose the very old are the most selfish.
Remember, it's as easy to marry a rich woman as a poor woman.
It is to the middle-class we must look for the safety of England.
Except for the young or very happy, I can't say I am sorry for anyone who dies.
What money is better bestowed than that of a schoolboy's tip? How the...
There are many sham diamonds in this life which pass for real, and vice versa.
People hate as they love, unreasonably.
People who do not know how to laugh are always pompous and self-conceited.
I would rather make my name than inherit it.
If a secret history of books could be written, and the author's private...
A clever, ugly man every now and then is successful with the ladies, but a...
An evil person is like a dirty window, they never let the light shine through.
The two most engaging powers of an author are to make new things familiar,...
It is best to love wisely, no doubt; but to love foolishly is better than not...
I never knew whether to pity or congratulate a man on coming to his senses.
Tis strange what a man may do, and a woman yet think him an angel.
Despair is perfectly compatible with a good dinner, I promise you.
To love and win is the best thing. To love and lose, the next best.
Dinner was made for eating, not for talking.
Let a man who has to make his fortune in life remember this maxim: Attacking...
It is impossible, in our condition of Society, not to be sometimes a Snob.
Follow your honest convictions and be strong.
Good humor is one of the best articles of dress one can wear in society.
Negative publicity makes people forget your best times.