William Makepeace Thackeray Quotes

William Makepeace Thackeray (1811 – 1863) was a British novelist, author and illustrator. He was born in Calcutta, British India, but after the death of his father in 1815 his mother sent him to live in England. Once in England he was educated at schools in Southampton and Chiswick, and then at Charterhouse School. After his marriage in 1836, he settled down to earn a living as a journalist, writing art criticisms, short fictional sketches, and book reviews, as well as two longer fictional works. He later wrote several novels, but the work that really established his fame was the novel Vanity Fair, which first appeared in serialized installments beginning in January 1847. He twice visited the United States on lecture tours, and also gave lectures in London on the English humorists of the 18th century.

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Quotes by William Makepeace Thackeray…

We may be pretty certain that persons whom all the world treats ill deserve entirely the treatment they get. The world is a looking-glass, and gives back to every man the reflection of his own face. Frown at it, and it will in turn look sourly upon you; laugh at it and with it, and it is a jolly, kind companion.

William Makepeace Thackeray (1811 – 1863)