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William Makepeace Thackeray
(1811-1863) born on
Jul 18
English novelist. He was noted for his satirical novel about London life, "Vanity Fair," 1848.
         
   
F
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.

R
Novelty has charms that our mind can hardly withstand.
A
The most engaging powers of an author are to make new things familiar, familiar things new.
N
Let the man who has to make his fortune in life remember this maxim: Attacking is the only secret. Dare and the world always yields; or if it beats you sometimes, dare it again and it will succumb.
K
Attacking is the only secret. Dare and the world always yields; or if it beats you sometimes, dare it again and it will succumb.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Wisdom of the Ages at Your Fingertips," MCR software, 1995.
R: In "Correct Quotes for DOS," WordStar International, 1991.
A: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
N: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
K: In "Words of Wisdom," by Wm. Safire & Leonard Safire, 1989.
   


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