Added by staff

Get quotes of the day

By the indulgence of a simple and harmless propensity,--of a propensity which can inflict an injury upon no person or thing except the coat and the person of him who indulges in it,--of a custom honored and observed in almost all the nations of the world,--of a custom which, far from leading a man into any wickedness or dissipation to which youth is subject, but, on the contrary, begets only benevolent silence, and thoughtful good-humored observation--I found at the age of twenty all my prospects in life destroyed.

Record how this quote makes you feel.

You can report quote corrections via the "Conversation" tab below

Search on Google Books to find citations of this quotation.

This quote is linked to the event -€“ Quitting Smoking

Source Notes: Fitz-Boodle's Confessions; published originally in Fraser's Magazine (1841). The speaker complains that women have a distaste for cigarettes and smoke and that he had a run-in with someone insulted by his indulgence.

A bit about William Makepeace Thackeray ...

We don't have a biography.

These people bookmarked this quote:

staff avatar

I'm the guy who runs quotationsbook!

Get Quotes of the Day

Your daily dose of thought, inspiration and motivation.