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Charles Dickens Quotes


137 Charles Dickens quotes:



"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."
"There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts."
"A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other."
"In the little world in which children have their existence, whosoever brings them up, there is nothing so finely perceived and so finely felt, as injustice."
"May not the complaint, that common people are above their station, often take its rise in the fact of uncommon people being below theirs?"
"Papa, potatoes, poultry, prunes and prism, are all very good words for the lips."
"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."
"We are so very 'umble."
"Dignity, and even holiness too, sometimes, are more questions of coat and waistcoat than some people imagine."
"He had but one eye and the pocket of prejudice runs in favor of two."
"If there were no bad people, there would be no good lawyers."
"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."
"There are not a few among the disciples of charity who require, in their vocation, scarcely less excitement than the votaries of pleasure in theirs."
"There are only two styles of portrait painting; the serious and the smirk."
"Then Bob proposed: 'A Merry Christmas to us all, my dears. God bless us!' Which all his family re-echoed. 'God bless us every one!' said Tiny Tim, the last of all."
Author: Dickens Quotes Category: Family 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



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