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Charles Dickens Quotes

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Charles Dickens
February 7, 1812 - June 9, 1870
Nationality: English
Category: Novelist
Subcategory: English Novelist

Vices are sometimes only virtues carried to excess!


A loving heart is the truest wisdom.


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


That sort of half sigh, which, accompanied by two or three slight nods of the head, is pity's small change in general society.


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


Papa, potatoes, poultry, prunes and prism, are all very good words for the lips.


Let us be moral. Let us contemplate existence.


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

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Dignity, and even holiness too, sometimes, are more questions of coat and waistcoat than some people imagine.


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


It is a pleasant thing to reflect upon, and furnishes a complete answer to those who contend for the gradual degeneration of the human species, that every baby born into the world is a finer one than the last.


'Tis love that makes the world go round, my baby.


Life is made of ever so many partings welded together.


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.


Charity begins at home, and justice begins next door.


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


Fan the sinking flame of hilarity with the wing of friendship; and pass the rosy wine.


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


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


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


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