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Charles Dickens Quotes

137 Charles Dickens quotes:

"No one is useless in the world who lightens the burden of it for anyone else."
"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
"Keep up appearances whatever you do."
Author: Dickens Quotes Category: Appearance Quotes
"You might, from your appearance, be the wife of Lucifer. Nevertheless, you shall not get the better of me. I am an Englishwoman."
Author: Dickens Quotes Category: Appearance Quotes
"It was a good thing to have a couple of thousand people all rigid and frozen together, in the palm of one's hand."
Author: Dickens Quotes Category: Audiences Quotes
"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
"But I am sure that I have always thought of Christmas time, when it has come round...as a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable, pleasant time; the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely."
Author: Dickens Quotes Category: Women Quotes
"I should be happy, myself, to propose two months . . . but I have a partner, Mr. Jorkins."
Author: Dickens Quotes Category: Happiness Quotes
"Once a gentleman, and always a gentleman."
Author: Dickens Quotes Category: Gentlemen Quotes
"We cannot have single gentlemen to come into this establishment and sleep like double gentlemen without paying extra for it . . ."
Author: Dickens Quotes Category: Gentlemen Quotes
"The word of a gentleman is as good as his bond; and sometimes better."
Author: Dickens Quotes Category: Gentlemen Quotes
"A moment, and its glory was no more. The sun went down beneath the long dark lines of hill and cloud which piled up in the west an airy city, wall heaped on wall, and battlement on battlement; the light was all withdrawn; the shining church turned cold and dark; the stream forgot to smile; the birds were silent; and the gloom of winter dwelt on everything."
Author: Dickens Quotes Category: Glory Quotes
"Language was not powerful enough to describe the infant phenomenon."
Author: Dickens Quotes Category: Language Quotes
"A smattering of everything, and a knowledge of nothing."
Author: Dickens Quotes Category: Knowledge Quotes
"Literature should stand by itself, of itself, and for itself."
Author: Dickens Quotes Category: Literature Quotes
"Professionally he declines and falls, and as a friend he drops into poetry."
Author: Dickens Quotes Category: Poetry Quotes
"To be shelterless and alone in the open country, hearing the wind moan and watching for day through the whole long weary night; to listen to the falling rain, and crouch for warmth beneath the lee of some old barn or rick, or in the hollow of a tree; are dismal things -- but not so dismal as the wandering up and down where shelter is, and beds and sleepers are by thousands; a houseless rejected creature."
"Subscribe to our noble society for providing the infant negroes in the West Indies with flannel waistcoats and moral pocket handkerchiefs."
Author: Dickens Quotes Category: Society Quotes
"The first rule of business is: Do other men for they would do you."

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