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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

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

    Topics: Christmas

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


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


Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childhood days, recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth, and transport the traveler back to his own fireside and quiet home!

    Topics: Childhood, Christmas

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


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


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


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


It's my old girl that advises. She has the head. But I never own to it before her. Discipline must be maintained.


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.


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


We are so very 'umble.


A person who can't pay gets another person who can't pay to guarantee that he can pay. Like a person with two wooden legs getting another person with two wooden legs to guarantee that he has got two natural legs. It don't make either of them able to do a walking-match.


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.


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


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


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


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


The age of chivalry is past. Bores have succeeded to dragons.


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