William Makepeace Thackeray — English Novelist born on July 18, 1811, died on December 24, 1863

William Makepeace Thackeray was an English novelist of the 19th century. He is famous for his satirical works, particularly Vanity Fair, a panoramic portrait of English society... (wikipedia)

When you look at me, when you think of me, I am in paradise.
Follow your honest convictions and be strong.
Next to excellence is the appreciation of it.
Good humor is one of the best articles of dress one can wear in society.
Do not be in a hurry to succeed. What would you have to live for afterwards? Better make the horizon your goal; it will always be ahead of you.