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William Makepeace Thackeray Quotes and Sayings
Quotes by William Makepeace Thackeray

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Mother is the name for God
in the lips and hearts of little children.
- William Makepeace Thackeray

Related topics: Family Relationship Life Human-Nature Psychology

If I mayn't tell you what I feel,
what is the use of a friend?
- William Makepeace Thackeray

A good laugh is sunshine in the house.
- William Makepeace Thackeray

I never knew whether to pity or congratulate a man on coming to his senses.
- William Makepeace Thackeray

 

To love and win is the best thing.
To love and lose, the next best.
- William Makepeace Thackeray

Dinner was made for eating, not for talking.
- William Makepeace Thackeray

Next to excellence is the appreciation of it.
- William Makepeace Thackeray

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The world is a looking glass and gives back to every
man the reflection of his own face.
- William Makepeace Thackeray

I would rather make my name than inherit it.
- William Makepeace Thackeray

Kindnesses are easily forgotten; but injuries!
what worthy man does not keep those in mind?
- William Makepeace Thackeray

Except for the young or very happy, I can't say I am
sorry for anyone who dies.
- William Makepeace Thackeray

It is to the middle-class we must look for the safety of England.
- William Makepeace Thackeray

People hate as they love, unreasonably.
- William Makepeace Thackeray

There are many sham diamonds in this life which pass for real,
and vice versa.
- William Makepeace Thackeray

It is only hope which is real, and reality is a bitterness and a deceit.
- William Makepeace Thackeray

Remember, it's as easy to marry a rich woman as a poor woman.
- William Makepeace Thackeray

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

'Tis strange what a man may do, and a woman yet think him an angel.
- William Makepeace Thackeray

When I walk with you I feel as if I had a flower in my buttonhole.
- 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

It is best to love wisely, no doubt;
but to love foolishly is better than not to be able to love at all.
- William Makepeace Thackeray

The two most engaging powers of an author are to make new things familiar,
familiar things new.
- William Makepeace Thackeray

Despair is perfectly compatible with a good dinner,
I promise you.
- William Makepeace Thackeray

People who do not know how to laugh are always pompous and self-conceited.
- William Makepeace Thackeray

The book of female logic is blotted all over with tears,
and Justice in their courts is forever in a passion.
- William Makepeace Thackeray

It is impossible, in our condition of Society,
not to be sometimes a Snob.
- William Makepeace Thackeray

Follow your honest convictions and be strong.
- William Makepeace Thackeray

Good humor is one of the best articles of dress one can wear in society.
- William Makepeace Thackeray

An evil person is like a dirty window,
they never let the light shine through.
- William Makepeace Thackeray

What money is better bestowed than that of a schoolboy's
tip? How the kindness is recalled by the recipient in after days!
It blesses him that gives and him that takes.
- William Makepeace Thackeray

Next to the young, I suppose the very old are the most selfish.
- William Makepeace Thackeray

When you look at me, when you think of me,
I am in paradise.
- William Makepeace Thackeray

Bravery never goes out of fashion.
- William Makepeace Thackeray

Let a man who has to make his fortune in life remember this maxim:
Attacking is the only secret.
Dare and the world yields, or if it beats you sometimes,
dare it again and you will succeed.
- William Makepeace Thackeray

If a secret history of books could be written,
and the author's private thoughts and meanings noted
down alongside of his story,
how many insipid volumes would become interesting,
and dull tales excite the reader!
- William Makepeace Thackeray

If we have no peace,
it is because we have forgotten
that we belong to each other.
- Mother Teresa

If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
- Mother Teresa

Life is a nurturing mother,
when you just remember to say "thank you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Mother's love grows by giving.
- Charles Lamb

The most important thing a father
can do for his children
is to love their mother.
- Henry Ward Beecher

A mother is not a person to lean on,
but a person to make leaning unnecessary.
- Dorothy Canfield Fisher

All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.
- Abraham Lincoln

The girl of my dreams is my mother's shadow,
cast upon the distant movie screen of my future.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The heart of a mother is a deep abyss
at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.
- Honore de Balzac

There was never a child so lovely
but his mother was glad to get him to sleep.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A mother is one to whom you hurry when you are troubled.
- Emily Dickinson

I think, at a child's birth,
if a mother could ask a fairy godmother
to endow it with the most useful gift,
that gift should be curiosity.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

If we want a love message to be heard,
it has got to be sent out.
To keep a lamp burning,
we have to keep putting oil in it.
- Mother Teresa

People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered; ...
Forgive them anyway.
- Kent Keith
(often attributed to Mother Teresa, who kept a copy
on the wall of her orphanage)

Do not think that love,
in order to be genuine,
has to be extraordinary.
What we need is to love without getting tired.
- Mother Teresa

If you want a love message to be heard,
it has got to be sent out.
To keep a lamp burning,
we have to keep putting oil in it.
- Mother Teresa

I have found the paradox,
that if you love until it hurts,
there can be no more hurt, only more love.
- Mother Teresa

The hunger for love is
much more difficult to remove
than the hunger for bread.
- Mother Teresa

If you judge people, you have no time to love them.
- Mother Teresa

We can do no great things,
only small things with great love.
- Mother Teresa

Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.
- Mother Teresa

Spread love everywhere you go.
Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.
- Mother Teresa

I want you to be concerned about your next door neighbor.
Do you know your next door neighbor?
- Mother Teresa

Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do...
but how much love we put in that action.
- Mother Teresa

Good works are links that form a chain of love.
- Mother Teresa

Every time you smile at someone,
it is an action of love,
a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.
- Mother Teresa

Intense love does not measure, it just gives.
- Mother Teresa

Even the rich are hungry for love,
for being cared for, for being wanted,
for having someone to call their own.
- Mother Teresa

God Loves an Open Mind, Clean Hands, and a Loving Heart.
So does Your Mother.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love is a fruit in season at all times,
and within reach of every hand.
- Mother Teresa

So your father, or your mother,
never thought you were good enough - SO WHAT?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What can you do to promote world peace?
Go home and love your family.
- Mother Teresa

Necessity is the mother of invention.
- Proverb

One of the greatest cause of unhappiness -
perhaps even the only cause of unhappiness - is comparison.
I remember as a young child hearing my mother say,
"Comparisons are odious."
That is one of the oldest sayings in the English language,
and one of the most important.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In this life we cannot do great things.
We can only do small things with great love.
- Mother Teresa


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