William Makepeace Thackeray Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old william makepeace thackeray quotes, william makepeace thackeray sayings, and william makepeace thackeray proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Vanity is often the unseen spur.     

William Makepeace Thackeray

A good laugh is sunshine in the house.     

William Makepeace Thackeray

Next to excellence is the appreciation of it.     

William Makepeace Thackeray

Next to excellence is the appreciation of it.     

William Makepeace Thackeray

To love and win is the best thing. To love and lose is the next best.     

William Makepeace Thackeray

The death of a child occasions a passion of grief and frantic tears, such as your end, brother reader, will never inspire.     

William Makepeace Thackeray

Next to excellence is the appreciation of it.     

William Makepeace Thackeray

Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children.     

William Makepeace Thackeray

A clever, ugly man every now and then is successful with the ladies, but a handsome fool is irresistible.     

William Makepeace Thackeray

The world is a looking glass and gives back to every man the reflection of his own face.     

William Makepeace Thackeray

When you look at me, when you think of me, I am in paradise.     

William Makepeace Thackeray

A good laugh is sunshine in the house.     

William Makepeace Thackeray

A clever, ugly man every now and then is successful with the ladies, but a handsome fool is irresistible.     

William Makepeace Thackeray

Dinners are given mostly in the middle classes by way of revenge.     

William Makepeace Thackeray

Learn to admire rightly; the great pleasure of life is that. Note what the great men admired; they admired great things; narrow spirits admire basely, and worship meanly.     

William Makepeace Thackeray

He who meanly admires mean things is a Snob.     

William Makepeace Thackeray

The world is a looking glass and gives back to every man the reflection of his own face.     

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.     

William Makepeace Thackeray

Follow your honest convictions and be strong.     

William Makepeace Thackeray

You must not judge hastily or vulgarly of snobs: to do so shows that you are yourself a snob.     

William Makepeace Thackeray

A snob is that man or woman who is always pretending to be something better especially richer or more fashionable than he is.     

William Makepeace Thackeray

In effective womanly beauty form is more than face, and manner more than either.     

William Makepeace Thackeray

Never lose a chance of saying a kind word     

William Makepeace Thackeray

Oh, my young friends, how delightful is the beginning of a love-business, and how undignified, sometimes, the end!     

William Makepeace Thackeray

it is the ordinary lot of people to have no friends if they themselves care for nobody.     

William Makepeace Thackeray

Life is the soul's nursery - Its training place for the destinies of eternity.     

William Makepeace Thackeray

Life is soul's nursery- its training place for the destinies of eternity.     

William Makepeace Thackeray

Malice is of the boomerang character, and is apt to turn upon the projector.     

William Makepeace Thackeray

As the gambler said of his dice, to love and win is the best thing, to love and lose is the next best.     

William Makepeace Thackeray

Benevolence and feeling ennoble the most trifling actions.     

William Makepeace Thackeray