By William Makepeace Thackeray
classics | 220 pages | Published in 1844
What is the secret of a good life? A bad memory.
William Makepeace Thackeray
Better to rule in Hell than to serve in Heaven.
There are few greater miseries than to live alone, in the world and be poor.
I have always thought that if ever I found a lady who was really kind and really beautiful, I would be a fool to marry anybody else.
A woman's love is like the lightning, which flashes and leaves everything dark after it.
With a woman's love, no man can do anything. It is like the sea, which calmly permits all things to float on its surface.
I am not a bad fellow; neither you nor I would have been better than he, in his circumstances.
I have never been a very modest man; few fat men are; and Colonel Lyndon's was so prodigious, that you might have thought it not modesty, but the pride of conscious merit which caused him to refrain.
We are all the same in the dark.
There is no fool like an old fool.
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