William Makepeace Thackeray Quotes

That which we call a snob by any other name would still be snobbish.

Ah! Vanitas vanitatum! Which of us is happy in this world? Which of us has his desire, or, having it, is satisfied? Come, children. Let us shut up the box and the puppets, for our play is played out.

Novelty has charms that our minds can hardly withstand.

I would rather make my name than inherit it.

They call Belfast the Irish Liverpool. If people are for calling names, it would be better to call it the Irish London at once – the chief city of the kingdom at any rate. It looks hearty, thriving, and prosperous, as if it had money in its pockets and roast-beef for dinner: it has no […]

If a man’s character is to be abused, say what you will, there’s nobody like a relation to do the business.

It is only hope which is real, and reality is a bitterness and a deceit.

Tis strange what a man may do and a woman yet think him an angel.

Bravery never goes out of fashion.

Follow your honest convictions and be strong.