Aphorisms by author: 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.
By theme : Success Wit
Ah! Vanitas vanitatum! Which of us is happy in this world? Which of us has his desire, or, having it, is satisfied?
By theme : Happiness Life
Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of children.
By theme : Childhood
If you take temptations into account, who is to say that he is better than his neighbor?
By theme : Feelings Wit
To love and win is the best thing. To love and lose, the next best.
By theme : Love Wisdom Wit
Life is a mirror, if you frown at it, it frowns back; if you smile, it returns the greeting.
By theme : Life Philosophy
It`s not dying for faith that is so hard, it`s living up to it.
By theme : Behavior Religion
Next to the very young, the very old are the most selfish.
By theme : Egoism Old Youth
When I say that I know women, I mean that I know that I don`t know them. Every single woman I ever knew is a puzzle to me, as I have no doubt she is to herself.
By theme : Men Women
Women equitable, logical, and utterly just! Mercy upon us! If they were, population would cease, the world would be a howling wilderness.
By theme : Women
Remember, it`s as easy to marry a rich woman as a poor woman.
By theme : Humor Marriage
A clever, ugly man every now and then is successful with the ladies; but a handsome fool is irresistible.
By theme : Men Relations Women
It is best to love wisely, no doubt; but to love foolishly is better than not to be able to love at all.
By theme : Love
If you create an act, you create a habit. If you create a habit, you create a character. If you create a character, you create a destiny.
By theme : Behavior Life Person
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