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today’s birthday: William Makepeace Thackeray (1811)


William Makepeace Thackeray (1811)

Thackeray was an English novelist and satirist. In his lifetime, he was seen as the only possible rival of Charles Dickens for his pictures of contemporary life. Thackeray achieved widespread popularity in 1848 with Book of Snobs, but he is best known for another of his novels published that year, Vanity Fair, a satirical panorama of upper-middle-class London life in the early 19th century. Who were Charles James Yellowplush, Michael Angelo Titmarsh, and George Savage Fitz-Boodle? More… Discuss

Quotation: William Makepeace Thackeray about friendship


Who has not remarked the readiness with which the closest of friends and honestest of men suspect and accuse each other of cheating when they fall out on money matters?

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Quotstion: William Makepeace Thackeray about a good word


Never lose a chance of saying a kind word.

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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.

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Quotation: William Makepeace Thackeray


Are not there little chapters in everybody’s life, that seem to be nothing, and yet affect all the rest of the history?

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Quotation: William Makepeace Thackeray – About marriage


If people only made prudent marriages, what a stop to population there would be!

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