William Makepeace Thackeray

Birth: July 18, 1811 - Death December 24, 1863
William Makepeace Thackeray (/ˈθækəri/; 18 July 1811 – 24 December 1863) was a British novelist and author. He is known for his satirical works, particularly Vanity Fair, a panoramic portrait of English society.

A good laugh is sunshine in the house.

- William Makepeace Thackeray

To love and win is the best thing. To love and lose, the next best.