Charles Dickens Quotes

137 Charles Dickens quotes:

"Many merry Christmases, friendships, great accumulation of cheerful recollections, affection on earth, and Heaven at last for all of us."
"A silent look of affection and regard when all other eyes are turned coldly away--the consciousness that we possess the sympathy and affection of one being when all others have deserted us--is a hold, a stay, a comfort, in the deepest affliction, which no wealth could purchase, or power bestow."
Author: Dickens Quotes Category: Affection Quotes
"If you could see my legs when I take my boots off, you'd form some idea of what unrequited affection is."
Author: Dickens Quotes Category: Affection Quotes
"With affection beaming in one eye, and calculation out of the other."
Author: Dickens Quotes Category: Affection Quotes
"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness . . . it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair . . . in short, the period was so far like the present period . . . ."
"The age of chivalry is past. Bores have succeeded to dragons."
"There is a wisdom of the head, and a wisdom of the heart."
"Accidents will occur in the best-regulated families; and in families not regulated by that pervading influence which sanctifies while it enhances... in short, by the influence of Woman, in the lofty character of Wife, they may be expected with confidence, and must be borne with philosophy."
Author: Dickens Quotes Category: Accidents Quotes
"Accidents will occur in the best-regulated families"
Author: Dickens Quotes Category: Accidents Quotes
"Great men are seldom over-scrupulous in the arrangement of their attire."
"The first rule of business is: Do other men for they would do you."
"Father Time is not always a hard parent, and, though he tarries for none of his children, often lays his hand lightly upon those who have used him well; making them old men and women inexorably enough, but leaving their hearts and spirits young and in full vigor. With such people the gray head is but the impression of the old fellow's hand in giving them his blessing, and every wrinkle but a notch in the quiet calendar of a well-spent life."
"If its individual citizens, to a man, are to be believed, it always is depressed, and always is stagnated, and always is at an alarming crisis, and never was otherwise; though as a body, they are ready to make oath upon the Evangelists, at any hour of the day or night, that it is the most thriving and prosperous of all countries on the habitable globe."
Author: Dickens Quotes Category: America Quotes
"It's my old girl that advises. She has the head. But I never own to it before her. Discipline must be maintained."
"Walter, she said, looking full upon him with her affectionate eyes, "like you, I hope for better things. I will pray for them, and believe that they will arrive."
Author: Dickens Quotes Category: Eyes Quotes
"Mr Podsnap settled that whatever he put behind him he put out of existence . . . Mr Podsnap had even acquired a peculiar flourish of his right arm in often clearing the world of its most difficult problems, by sweeping them behind him."
Author: Dickens Quotes Category: Existence Quotes
"In love of home, the love of country has its rise."
"Bring in the bottled lightning, a clean tumbler, and a corkscrew."
"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."
"Cows are my passion. What I have ever sighed for has been to retreat to a Swiss farm, and live entirely surrounded by cows - and china."

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