William Makepeace Thackeray quotes

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We who have lived before railways were made belong to another world.... It was only yesterday, but what a gulf between now and the ...
If, in looking at the lives of princes, courtiers, men of rank and fashion, we must perforce depict them as idle, profligate, and ...
Kindnesses are easily forgotten; but injuries!--what worthy man does not keep those in mind?
Despair is perfectly compatible with a good dinner, I promise you.
Certain it is that scandal is good brisk talk, whereas praise of one's neighbour is by no means lively hearing. An acquaintance gr ...
It is best to love wisely, no doubt: but to love foolishly is better than not to be able to love at all.
In the woods of Powhatan,
Still 'tis told by Indian fires
How a daughter of their sires
Saved a captive Englishman.
Now they heap the funeral pyre,
And the torch of death they light;
Ah! 'tis hard to die by fire!
We are accustomed to laugh at the French for their braggadocio propensities, and intolerable vanity about la France, la gloire, l' ...
It is impossible, in our condition of Society, not to be sometimes a Snob.
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