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quotation: “To endure is greater than to dare;…” – William Makepeace Thackeray


To endure is greater than to dare; to tire out hostile fortune; to be daunted by no difficulty; to keep heart when all have lost it—who can say this is not greatness?

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quotation: Follow your honest convictions and be strong. William Makepeace Thackeray


Follow your honest convictions and be strong.

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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 humility


Oh, be humble, my brother, in your prosperity! Be gentle with those who are less lucky, if not more deserving.

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Quotation: William Makepeace Thackeray about love


Some cynical Frenchman has said that there are two parties to a love-transaction: the one who loves and the other who condescends to be so treated.

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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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Quotation: William Makepeace Thackeray on tyrants


The greatest tyrants over women are women.

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Quotation: William Makepeace Thackeray on differences among friends


Have you ever had a difference with a dear friend? How his letters, written in the period of love and confidence, sicken and rebuke you! What a dreary mourning it is to dwell upon those vehement protests of dead affection!

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Quotation: William Makepeace Thackeray on Relation to Abuse


If a man’s character is to be abused … there’s nobody like a relation to do the business.

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