William Makepeace Thackeray Quote
Never lose a chance of saying a kind word. As Collingwood never saw a vacant place in his estate but he took an acorn out of his pocket and planted it, so deal with your compliments through life. An acorn costs nothing, but it may spread into a prodigious timber.
Vanity Fair (ed. Penguin UK, 2006) - ISBN: 9780141905723