Monday 2 October 2023

The World is a Looking-glass

William Makepeace Thackeray (1811-1863), Vanity Fair or, A Novel without a Hero (London: Thomas Nelson and Sons, n.d.), p.12:

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; and so let all young persons take their choice.