Zitat des Tages von William Makepeace Thackeray:
Bravery never goes out of fashion.
Despair is perfectly compatible with a good dinner, I promise you.
Except for the young or very happy, I can't say I am sorry for anyone who dies.
When I walk with you I feel as if I had a flower in my buttonhole.
It is best to love wisely, no doubt; but to love foolishly is better than not to be able to love at all.
People hate as they love, unreasonably.
There are a thousand thoughts lying within a man that he does not know till he takes up a pen to write.
To love and win is the best thing. To love and lose, the next best.
It is to the middle-class we must look for the safety of England.
Follow your honest convictions and be strong.
It is impossible, in our condition of Society, not to be sometimes a Snob.
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.
Remember, it's as easy to marry a rich woman as a poor woman.
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.
'Tis strange what a man may do, and a woman yet think him an angel.
It is only hope which is real, and reality is a bitterness and a deceit.
The two most engaging powers of an author are to make new things familiar, familiar things new.
Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children.
Next to the young, I suppose the very old are the most selfish.
Good humor is one of the best articles of dress one can wear in society.
Next to excellence is the appreciation of it.
Kindnesses are easily forgotten; but injuries! what worthy man does not keep those in mind?
An evil person is like a dirty window, they never let the light shine through.
Dinner was made for eating, not for talking.
The world is a looking glass and gives back to every man the reflection of his own face.
A good laugh is sunshine in the house.
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!
I would rather make my name than inherit it.
When you look at me, when you think of me, I am in paradise.