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William Makepeace Thackeray

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I filmed them in their (cultural orientation) classes in Kenya. They opened up very quickly to me. I...
ANNE MAKEPEACE
It's common. We certainly see a lot of examples of it.
J. TYLER MAKEPEACE
School officials at the time were very cold. I recall there was little to no cooperation or concern ...
J. TYLER MAKEPEACE
She had it all going for her. She was very popular, she was a great student from a great family, and...
J. TYLER MAKEPEACE
The court dismissed the negligent supervision and other state law claims because they were barred by...
J. TYLER MAKEPEACE
Untold love is like falling stars , always fall but never reach
WILLIAM
The more you stab , the more i step
WILLIAM
Not seldom clad in radiant vest Deceitfully goes forth the dawn, Not seldom evening in the wes...
WILLIAM III WILLIAM OF ORANGE
Every bullet has its billet.
WILLIAM III WILLIAM OF ORANGE
A creature not too bright nor good For human nature's daily food.
WILLIAM III WILLIAM OF ORANGE
No check, no stay this streamlet fears: How merrily it goes! 'Twill murmur on a thousand years...
WILLIAM III WILLIAM OF ORANGE
Being an icon is overrated, remember an icon can be moved by a mouse
WILLIAM SHATNER
Better a witty fool, than a foolish wit.
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
Here I am going to say something which may come as a bit of a shock. God doesn't necessarily want us...
WILLIAM NICHOLSON
In time we hate that which we often fear.
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
Time is what we want most,but what we use worst.
WILLIAM PENN
The art of conversation is the art of hearing as well as of being heard.
WILLIAM HAZLITT
To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow,
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,
To the...
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
We read to know we're not alone.
WILLIAM NICHOLSON
Therefore another prologue must tell he is not a lion
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
Up and down, up and down
I will lead them up and down
I am feared in field in town
Go...
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
Oh why rebuke you him that loves you so? / Lay breath so bitter on your bitter foe.
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
I’ll follow thee and make a heaven of hell,
To die upon the hand I love so well.
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
And yet,to say the truth, reason and love keep little company together nowadays.
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
good alone
Is good without a name, vileness is so
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
Twas a good lady, 'twas a good lady: we may pick a thousand salads ere we light on such another herb...
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
A young man married is a man that's marred.
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
All's well that ends well.
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
Dispute not with her: she is lunatic.
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
A truth that's told with bad intent
Beats all the lies you can invent.
WILLIAM BLAKE
When we are born, we cry that we are come to this great stage of fools.
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
And worse I may be yet: the worst is not
So long as we can say 'This is the worst.
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
Sigh no more, ladies, sigh no more,
Men were deceivers ever,-
One foot in sea and one on s...
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
Fezzik's in trouble, bubble bubble,
His brain is just not in the pink,
His mind is rubble,...
WILLIAM GOLDMAN
Good counselors lack no clients.
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
A whoreson jackanapes must take me up for swearing; as if I borrowed mine oaths of him and might not...
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
What every genuine philosopher (every genuine man, in fact) craves most is praise -- although the ph...
WILLIAM JAMES
O, popular applause! what heart of man is proof against thy sweet, seducing charms?
WILLIAM COWPER
O world, how apt the poor are to be proud!
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
We have grown literally afraid to be poor. We despise anyone who elects to be poor in order to simpl...
WILLIAM JAMES
My bounty is as boundless as the sea, my love as deep. The more I give thee, the more I have, For bo...
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
I am really sorry to see my countrymen trouble themselves about politics. If men were wise, the most...
WILLIAM BLAKE
Poverty, of course, is no disgrace, but it is damned annoying.
WILLIAM PITT
To be a real philosopher all that is necessary is to hate some one else's type of thinking.
WILLIAM JAMES
A peace above all earthly dignities, a still and quiet conscience.
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
That which ordinary men are fit for, I am qualified in. and the best of me is diligence.
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
Metaphysics means nothing but an unusually obstinate effort to think clearly.
WILLIAM JAMES
I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can...
WILLIAM WESTMORELAND
She seemed a thing that could not feel the touch of earthly years.
WILLIAM WORDSWORTH
All that is sweet, delightful, and amiable in this world, in the serenity of the air, the fineness o...
WILLIAM LAW
Some are so very studious of learning what was done by the ancients that they know not how to live w...
WILLIAM PENN
Though patience be a tired mare, yet she will plod.
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
That which in mean men we entitle patience is pale cold cowardice in noble breasts.
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
That though the radiance which was once so bright be now forever taken from my sight. Though nothing...
WILLIAM WORDSWORTH
No pain, no palm; no thorns, no throne; no gall, no glory; no cross, no crown.
WILLIAM PENN
One pain is lessened by another's anguish.
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
As it can be maintained that all the great advances have come from men under forty, so the history o...
WILLIAM OSLER