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

Anything for the quick life, as the man said when he took the situation at the lighthouse.


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


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.


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


It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to, than I have ever known.


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


Although a skillful flatterer is a most delightful companion if you have him all to yourself, his taste becomes very doubtful when he takes to complimenting other people.


Renunciation remains sorrow, though a sorrow borne willingly.


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.


The civility which money will purchase, is rarely extended to those who have none.


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


It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.


Whatever I have tried to do in life, I have tried with all my heart to do it well; whatever I have devoted myself to, I have devoted myself completely; in great aims and in small I have always thoroughly been in earnest.


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


The first rule of business is: Do other men for they would do you.

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Send forth the child and childish man together, and blush for the pride that libels our own old happy state, and gives its title to an ugly and distorted image.


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


He would make a lovely corpse.


Regrets are the natural property of grey hairs.


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


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