Thackeray

Thackeray

William Makepeace Thackeray /ˈθækəri/ (18 July 1811 – 24 December 1863) was an English novelist of the 19th century. He was famous for his satirical works, particularly Vanity Fair, a panoramic portrait of English society.

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    There is no good ... in living in a society where you are merely the equal of everybody else.... The true pleasure of life is to live with your inferiors.
    —William Makepeace Thackeray (1811–1863)

    Come children, let us shut up the box and the puppets, for our play is played out.
    —William Makepeace Thackeray (1811–1863)

    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 (1811–1863)