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Sep 17, 2011

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Charles Dickens Quotes

Charles Dickens: British novelist Charles Dickens was born February 7, 1812, in Portsmouth, England.

Charles Dickens

Chales Dickens quotes


· A boy's story is the best that is ever told.

· Electric communication will never be a substitute for the face of someone who with their soul encourages another person to be brave and true. 

· Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts.

· An idea, like a ghost, must be spoken to a little before it will explain itself

· A day wasted on others is not wasted on one's self.

· A loving heart is the truest wisdom.

· Credit is a system whereby a person who can not pay gets another person who can not pay to guarantee that he can pay.

· A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other.

· Bring in the bottled lightning, a clean tumbler, and a corkscrew.

· Charity begins at home, and justice begins next door.

· Great men are seldom over-scrupulous in the arrangement of their attire.

· He had but one eye and the pocket of prejudice runs in favor of two.

· He would make a lovely corpse.

· Home is a name, a word, it is a strong one; stronger than magician ever spoke, or spirit ever answered to, in the strongest conjuration.

· I have known a vast quantity of nonsense talked about bad men not looking you in the face. Don't trust that conventional idea. Dishonesty will stare honesty out of countenance any day in the week, if there is anything to be got by it.

· I never could have done what I have done without the habits of punctuality, order, and diligence, without the determination to concentrate myself on one subject at a time.

· I only ask to be free. The butterflies are free.

· I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.

· If there were no bad people, there would be no good lawyers.

· In the little world in which children have their existence, whosoever brings them up, there is nothing so finely perceived and so finely felt, as injustice.

· It is a melancholy truth that even great men have their poor relations.

· It opens the lungs, washes the countenance, exercises the eyes, and softens down the temper; so cry away.  

· It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.

· May not the complaint, that common people are above their station, often take its rise in the fact of uncommon people being below theirs?

· Most men are individuals no longer so far as their business, its activities, or its moralities are concerned. They are not units but fractions.

· There are strings in the human heart that had better not be vibrated.

· There is a wisdom of the head, and a wisdom of the heart.

· There is nothing so strong or safe in an emergency of life as the simple truth.

· This is a world of action, and not for moping and droning in.

· To conceal anything from those to whom I am attached, is not in my nature.

· I can never close my lips where I have opened my heart.

· Vices are sometimes only virtues carried to excess!

· We are so very 'umble.

· We forge the chains we wear in life.

· When a man bleeds inwardly, it is a dangerous thing for himself; but when he laughs inwardly, it bodes no good to other people.

· You don't carry in your countenance a letter of recommendation.

· Nature gives to every time and season some beauties of its own; and from morning to night, as from the cradle to the grave, it is but a succession of changes so gentle and easy that we can scarcely mark their progress.

· No one is useless in this world who lightens the burden of it to anyone else.

· Oh the nerves, the nerves; the mysteries of this machine called man! Oh the little that unhinges it, poor creatures that we are!

· Reflect upon your present blessings of which every man has many - not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.

· Regrets are the natural property of grey hairs.

· The civility which money will purchase, is rarely extended to those who have none.
The first rule of business is: Do other men for they would do you.

· The men who learn endurance, are they who call the whole world, brother.

· The one great principle of English law is to make business for itself.

· The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again.

· The whole difference between construction and creation is exactly this: that a thing constructed can only be loved after it is constructed; but a thing created is loved before it exists.

· There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts.

· There are dark shadows on the earth, but its lights are stronger in the contrast.