Quotation: William Makepeace Thackeray

The world is a looking-glass, and gives back to every man the reflection of his own face. Frown at it, and it will in turn look sourly upon you; laugh at it and with it, and it is a jolly kind companion; and so let all young persons take their choice.

William Makepeace Thackeray (1811-1863) Discuss


3 responses to “Quotation: William Makepeace Thackeray

  1. Attitude and outlook do seem to be supremely important to determining our experience(s) of life in this world. Often we hear and even embrace the idea that the world is a brutal place. While its true there are brutal people in the world who perpetuate brutality in all its forms the world itself is something each of us experiences uniquely and specifically, and our attitudes are so important. Good quote, got me thinking!


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