William Makepeace 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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    I would rather make my name than inherit it.
    —William Makepeace Thackeray (1811–1863)

    We have the power to do any damn fool thing we want to do, and we seem to do it about every ten minutes.
    —J. William Fulbright (b. 1905)

    ‘Tis strange what a man may do, and a woman yet think him an angel.
    —William Makepeace Thackeray (1811–1863)

    Now they heap the funeral pyre,
    And the torch of death they light;
    Ah! ‘tis hard to die by fire!
    —William Makepeace Thackeray (1811–1863)