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Charles Dickens Quotes


137 Charles Dickens quotes:



"There is nothing so strong or safe in an emergency of life as the simple truth."
"Anything for the quick life, as the man said when he took the situation at the lighthouse."
"Credit is a system whereby a person who can not pay gets another person who can not pay to guarantee that he can pay."
"Reflect upon your present blessings of which every man has many - not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some."
"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."
"We forge the chains we wear in life."
"When a man bleeds inwardly, it is a dangerous thing for himself; but when he laughs inwardly, it bodes no good to other people."
"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."
"Fan the sinking flame of hilarity with the wing of friendship; and pass the rosy wine."
"Nature gives to every time and season some beauties of its own; and from morning to night, as from the cradle to the grave, it is but a succession of changes so gentle and easy that we can scarcely mark their progress."
"Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen six, result happiness."
"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."
"Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts."
"It opens the lungs, washes the countenance, exercises the eyes, and softens down the temper; so cry away."
"It is a melancholy truth that even great men have their poor relations."
"A day wasted on others is not wasted on one's self."
"There are strings in the human heart that had better not be vibrated."
"An idea, like a ghost, must be spoken to a little before it will explain itself."
"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."
"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."



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