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William Makepeace Thackeray Quotes

Those who are gone, you have. Those who departed loving you, love you still; and you love them always. They are not really gone, those dear hearts and true; they are only gone into the next room; and you will presently get up and follow them, and yonder door will close upon you, and you will be no more seen.
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Revenge may be wicked, but it's natural.

— William Makepeace Thackeray

Which of us is happy in this world? Which of us has his desire? or, having it, is satisfied?

— William Makepeace Thackeray

A woman may possess the wisdom and chastity of Minerva, and we give no heed to her, if she has a plain face. What folly will not a pair of bright eyes make pardonable? What dullness may not red lips are sweet accents render pleasant? And so, with their usual sense of justice, ladies argue that because a woman is handsome, therefore she is a fool. O ladies, ladies! there are some of you who are neither handsome nor wise.

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There are a thousand thoughts lying within a man that he does not know till he takes up the pen to write.

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The wicked are wicked, no doubt, and they go astray and they fall, and they come by their deserts; but who can tell the mischief which the very virtuous do?

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A person can't help their birth.

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A good laugh is sunshine in the house.

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A clever, ugly man every now and then is successful with the ladies, but a handsome fool is irresistible.

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Perhaps all early love affairs ought to be strangled or drowned, like so many blind kittens.

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Money has only a different value in the eyes of each.

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At certain periods of life, we live years of emotion in a few weeks, and look back on those times as on great gaps between the old life and the new.

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If she did not wish to lead a virtuous life, at least she desired to enjoy a character for virtue, and we know that no lady in the genteel world can possess this desideratum, until she has put on a train and feathers and has been presented to her Sovereign at Court. From that august interview they come out stamped as honest women. The Lord Chamberlain gives them a certificate of virtue.

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Charming Alnaschar visions! It is the happy privilege of youth to construct you, and many a fanciful creature besides Rebecca Sharp has indulged in these delightful daydreams ere now!

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It is in the nature and instinct of some women. Some are made to scheme, and some to love; and I wish any respected bachelor that reads this may take the sort that best likes him.

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Almost all women have hearts full of pity.

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The great moments of life are but moments like the others. Your doom is spoken in a word or two. A single look from the eyes; a mere pressure of the hand, may decide it; or of the lip,s though they cannot speak.

— William Makepeace Thackeray

Those who are gone, you have. Those who departed loving you, love you still; and you love them always. They are not really gone, those dear hearts and true; they are only gone into the next room; and you will presently get up and follow them, and yonder door will close upon you, and you will be no more seen.

— William Makepeace Thackeray

A fool can no more see his own folly than he can see his ears.

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All amusements to which virtuous women are not admitted, are, rely upon it, deleterious in their nature.

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The best of women are hypocrites.

— William Makepeace Thackeray

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