William Makepeace Thackeray Quotes

Kindnesses are easily forgotten; but injuries!—what worthy man does not keep those in mind?
William Makepeace Thackeray (1811-1863), British author. Lovel the Widower, ch. 1 (1860).
Despair is perfectly compatible with a good dinner, I promise you.
William Makepeace Thackeray (1811-1863), British author. Lovel the Widower, ch. 6 (1860).
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 (1811-1863), British author. Pendennis, ch. 6 (1848-1850).
It is impossible, in our condition of Society, not to be sometimes a Snob.
William Makepeace Thackeray (1811-1863), British author. The Book of Snobs, ch. 3 (1848).
It is to the middle-class we must look for the safety of England.
William Makepeace Thackeray (1811-1863), British author. The Four Georges, "George the Third," (1855).
'Tis strange what a man may do, and a woman yet think him an angel.
William Makepeace Thackeray (1811-1863), British author. The History of Henry Esmond, bk. 1, ch. 7 (1852).
'Tis strange what a man may do, and a woman yet think him an angel.
William Makepeace Thackeray (1811-1863), British author. The History of Henry Esmond, bk. 1, ch. 7 (1852).
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 (1811-1863), British author. The Newcomes, bk. 1, ch. 16 (1853-1855).
There is no good ... in living in a society where you are merely the equal of everybody else.... The true pleasure of life is to live with your inferiors.
William Makepeace Thackeray (1811-1863), British author. The Newcomes, bk. 1, ch. 9 (1855).
I would rather make my name than inherit it.
William Makepeace Thackeray (1811-1863), British author. The Virginians, ch. 26 (1857-1859).