Charles Dickens Quotes


137 Charles Dickens quotes:



"Cheerfulness and contentment are great beautifiers and are famous preservers of youthful looks."
"Christmas was close at hand, in all his bluff and hearty honesty; it was the season of hospitality, merriment, and open-heartedness; the old year was preparing, like an ancient philosopher, to call his friends around him, and amidst the sound of feasting and revelry to pass gently and calmly away."
Author: Dickens Quotes Category: Christmas Quotes
"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."
"Now, I return to this young fellow. And the communication I have got to make is, that he has great expectations."
"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."
"Regrets are the natural property of grey hairs."
"Any man may be in good spirits and good temper when he's well dressed. There ain't much credit in that."
"I only ask to be free. The butterflies are free."
"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 pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again."
"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."
"The men who learn endurance, are they who call the whole world, brother."
"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."
"Vices are sometimes only virtues carried to excess!"
Author: Dickens Quotes Category: English Novelist Quotes Excess Quotes
"The one great principle of English law is to make business for itself."
"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."
"Charity begins at home, and justice begins next door."
"Life is made of ever so many partings welded together."
"A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other."



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