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William Makepeace Thackeray Quotes about Friendship
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Mother is the name for God
in the lips and hearts of little children.
- William Makepeace Thackeray

Related topics: Family Relationship Life Human-Nature Psychology

If I mayn't tell you what I feel,
what is the use of a friend?
- William Makepeace Thackeray

The book of female logic is blotted all over with tears,
and Justice in their courts is forever in a passion.
- 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

 

It is only hope which is real, and reality is a bitterness and a deceit.
- William Makepeace Thackeray

It is to the middle-class we must look for the safety of England.
- William Makepeace Thackeray

It is impossible, in our condition of Society,
not to be sometimes a Snob.
- William Makepeace Thackeray

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There are many sham diamonds in this life which pass for real,
and vice versa.
- 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

Good humor is one of the best articles of dress one can wear in society.
- William Makepeace Thackeray

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

An evil person is like a dirty window,
they never let the light shine through.
- William Makepeace Thackeray

Despair is perfectly compatible with a good dinner,
I promise you.
- William Makepeace Thackeray

Dinner was made for eating, not for talking.
- William Makepeace Thackeray

Except for the young or very happy, I can't say I am
sorry for anyone who dies.
- 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, the next best.
- William Makepeace Thackeray

When I walk with you I feel as if I had a flower in my buttonhole.
- William Makepeace Thackeray

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

Do not be in a hurry to succeed.
What would you have to live for afterwards? Better
make the horizon your goal;
it will always be ahead of you.
- William Makepeace Thackeray

I never knew whether to pity or congratulate a man on coming to his senses.
- William Makepeace Thackeray

When you look at me, when you think of me,
I am in paradise.
- William Makepeace Thackeray

Next to the young, I suppose the very old are the most selfish.
- William Makepeace Thackeray

People who do not know how to laugh are always pompous and self-conceited.
- William Makepeace Thackeray

Remember, it's as easy to marry a rich woman as a poor woman.
- William Makepeace Thackeray

Kindnesses are easily forgotten; but injuries!
what worthy man does not keep those in mind?
- William Makepeace Thackeray

Follow your honest convictions and be strong.
- William Makepeace Thackeray

I would rather make my name than inherit it.
- William Makepeace Thackeray

People hate as they love, unreasonably.
- William Makepeace Thackeray

Bravery never goes out of fashion.
- William Makepeace Thackeray

'Tis strange what a man may do, and a woman yet think him an angel.
- William Makepeace Thackeray

The two most engaging powers of an author are to make new things familiar,
familiar things new.
- William Makepeace Thackeray

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

A good laugh is sunshine in the house.
- William Makepeace Thackeray

If a secret history of books could be written,
and the author's private thoughts and meanings noted
down alongside of his story,
how many insipid volumes would become interesting,
and dull tales excite the reader!
- William Makepeace Thackeray

Let a man who has to make his fortune in life remember this maxim:
Attacking is the only secret.
Dare and the world yields, or if it beats you sometimes,
dare it again and you will succeed.
- William Makepeace Thackeray

What is a friend? I will tell you ...
it is someone with whom you dare to be yourself.
- Frank Crane

Tell me whom you live with,
and I will tell you who you are.
- Spanish Proverb

It is a great confidence in a friend
to tell him your faults;
greater to tell him his.
- Benjamin Franklin

People will, in a great degree,
and not without reason,
form their opinion of you upon
that which they have of your friends;
and there is a Spanish proverb
which says very justly,
"Tell me whom you live with,
and I will tell you who you are.
- Lord Chesterfield

Intuition will tell the thinking mind where to look next.
- Jonas Salk

I take every opportunity to articulate to others
the ways that they have blessed and influenced me.
I hold sweet memories of making the opportunity
to thank teachers who have influenced me.
I encourage everyone to seize opportunities
to tell people who have made a gift of knowledge or influence.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

You have heard that it was said,
"Love your neighbor and hate your enemy."
But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.
- Matthew 5:43-44

The most interesting information comes from children,
for they tell all they know and then stop.
- Mark Twain

I used to tell my husband that,
if he could make me "understand" something,
it would be clear to all the other people in the country.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

The "stories" we choose to tell about our past
are never what a video camera would have recorded.
We can tell a sad story or a happy story,
and neither story is either
more accurate or "better" than the other story.
The difference is that one story causes us to suffer,
while the other brings us joy. I choose joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We all should choose our friends carefully.
I used to think that no one could know me better than somebody else,
because you're inside yourself, your body, you can't see yourself.
If you think like that, you surround yourself with
other people who are willing to tell you who you are,
which are usually judgmental people ...
we should really surround ourselves with the ones
that adore us and believe in the highest of us.
- Jewel

We tell lies when we are afraid...
afraid of what we don't know,
afraid of what others will think,
afraid of what will be found out about us.
But every time we tell a lie,
the thing that we fear grows stronger.
- Williams Tad

We take refuge in pride,
because we are afraid to tell the truth to ourselves.
- Kakuzo Okakura

Tell your heart that the fear of suffering
is worse than the suffering itself.
- Paulo Coelho

Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your hearth
or burn down your house, you can never tell.
- Joan Crawford

You want to do mankind a real service?
Tell funnier jokes.
- the Woody Allen movie Stardust Memories (1980)

You never can tell with bees.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

I believe that it is better to tell the truth than a lie.
I believe it is better to be free than to be a slave.
And I believe it is better to know than to be ignorant.
- H.L. Mencken

Be smarter than other people, just don't tell them so.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

You don't need anybody to tell you
who you are or what you are.
You are what you are!
- John Lennon

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person.
Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
- Oscar Wilde

A friend will tell you she saw your old boyfriend -
and he's a priest.
- Erma Bombeck

Tell the truth, or someone will tell it for you.
- Stephanie Klein

We tell the real truth of our life
by the stories we repeatedly tell.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

We tell lies, yet it is easy to show that lying is immoral.
- Epictetus

NO ONE has been granted the authority to tell me
how my life should be lived.
I answer only to myself and to Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Never allow a person to tell you NO
who doesn't have the power to say YES.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

I've never been married, but I tell people I'm divorced
so they won't think something's wrong with me.
- Elayne Boosler

Tell me about a person's family, friends, and community,
and I'll tell you what his opinions are.
- Mark Twain
(paraphrase)

And you just gotta remember, Sparky -
no matter what they tell you - you can NEVER have too much sugar.
- the movie Michael (1996)

It's essential to tell the truth at all times.
This will reduce life's pain.
Lying distorts reality.
All forms of distorted thinking must be corrected.
- John Bradshaw

Tell me what company thou keepst,
and I'll tell thee what thou art.
- Miguel de Cervantes

If you're going to tell people the truth,
be funny or they'll kill you.
- Billy Wilder

Spend time every day listening to what your muse is trying to tell you.
- Saint Bartholomew

Whenever you are asked if you can do a job,
tell 'em, Certainly I Can. -
and get busy and find out how to do it.
- Theodore Roosevelt


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