William Makepeace Thackeray Quotes

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

~ William Makepeace Thackeray

'Tis not the dying for a faith that's so hard, Master Harry -- every man of every nation has done that -- 'tis the living up to it that's difficult.

~ William Makepeace Thackeray

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

~ William Makepeace Thackeray

I would rather make my name than inherit it.

~ William Makepeace Thackeray

A good laugh is sunshine in a house.

~ William Makepeace Thackeray

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

~ William Makepeace Thackeray

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

~ William Makepeace Thackeray

There are a thousand thoughts lying within a man that he does not know till he takes up a pen to write.

~ William Makepeace Thackeray

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

~ William Makepeace Thackeray

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

~ William Makepeace Thackeray

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