William Makepeace Thackeray Quotes

Dinner was made for eating, not for talking.

Why do they always put mud into coffee on board steamers? Why does the tea generally taste of boiled boots?

Christmas is here: Winds whistle shrill, Icy and chill, Little care we; Little we fear Weather without, Sheltered about The Mahogany Tree.

Certain opuscules, denominated ‘Christmas Books,’ with the ostensible intention of swelling the tide of exhilaration, or other expansive emotions, incident upon the exodus of the old and the inauguration of the new year.

Attacking is the only secret. Dare and the world always yields; or if it beats you sometimes, dare it again and it will succumb.

Good humor is one of the best articles of dress one can wear in society.

Nothing like blood, sir, in hosses, dawgs, and men.

When one is twenty yes, but at forty-seven Venus may rise from the sea, and I for one should hardly put on my spectacles to have a look.