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.


Life is the soul's nursery - Its training place for the destinies of eternity.     

William Makepeace Thackeray

That I may reach that happy time / The kindly gods I pray, / For are not ducks and pease in prime / Upon the last of May?     

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

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