William Makepeace Thackeray: Life is a mirror

“Life is a mirror: if you frown at it, it frowns back, if you smile, it returns the greeting.”

—William Makepeace Thackeray.

William Makepeace Thackeray: The secret

William Makepeace Thackeray

William Makepeace Thackeray (Photo credit: Boston Public Library)

“Let a man who has to make his fortune in life remember this maxim: Attacking is the only secret. Dare and the world yields, or if it beats you sometimes, dare it again and you will succeed. ”
William Makepeace Thackeray