William Makepeace Thackeray Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old William Makepeace Thackeray quotes, William Makepeace Thackeray sayings, and William Makepeace Thackeray proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

A good laugh is sunshine in the house. William Makepeace Thackeray
Next to excellence is the appreciation of it. William Makepeace Thackeray
Those we love can but walk down to the pier with us - the voyage we must make alone. William Makepeace Thackeray
An evil person is like a dirty window, they never let the light shine through. William Makepeace Thackeray
Underneath the lantern's glow, and a thrilling voice begins to the sound of mandolins? William Makepeace Thackeray
Kind voices bade him turn and rest and gentle faces welcomed him. William Makepeace Thackeray
He had placed himself at her feet so long that the poor little woman had been accustomed to trample upon him. She didn't wish to marry him, but she wished to keep him. She wished to give him nothing, but that he should give her all. It is a bargain not unfrequently levied in love. William Makepeace Thackeray
Bless railroads everywhere,' I said, ' / and the world's advance; / Bless every railroad share / In Italy, Ireland, France; / For never a beggar need now despair, / And every rogue has a chance.' William Makepeace Thackeray
What man's life is not overtaken by one or more of those tornadoes that send us out of the course, and fling us on rocks to shelter as best we may? William Makepeace Thackeray
Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children. William Makepeace Thackeray
A crow, who had flown away with a cheese from a dairy window, sate perched on a tree looking down at a great big frog in a pool underneath him. William Makepeace Thackeray
If a man’s character is to be abused, say what you will, there’s nobody like a relation to do the business. William Makepeace Thackeray
A smiling face often hides an aching heart; I promise you mine did in that coat, and not my heart only, but other regions. There is a skeleton in every house. William Makepeace Thackeray
Why do they always put mud into coffee on board steamers? Why does the tea generally taste of boiled boots? 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
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
To love and win is the best thing. To love and lose, the next best. William Makepeace Thackeray