Quotation Explorer - 'Charles Dickens'

Reflect on your present blessings, of which every man has many; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some. - Charles Dickens
A man is lucky if he is the first love of a woman. A woman is lucky if she is the last love of a man. - Charles Dickens
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. - Charles Dickens
The life of Shakespeare is a fine mystery and I tremble every day lest something turn up. - Charles Dickens
There was once a king, and he had a queen; and he was the manliest of his gender, and she was the loveliest of hers. They had nineteen children, and were always having more. - Charles Dickens
They had an ugly look to one as prone to disgust and fear as the changes of a few hours had made me. - Charles Dickens
So, throughout life, our worst weaknesses and meannesses are usually committed for the sake of the people whom we most despise. - Charles Dickens
You learnt a great deal, Louisa, and so did your brother. Ologies of all kinds from morning to night. If there is any Ology left, of any description, that has not been worn to rags in this house, all I can say is, I hope I shall never hear its name - Charles Dickens
...he walked up and down through life. - Charles Dickens
When I have come to you, at last (as I have always done), I have come topeace and happiness. I come home, now, like a tired traveller, and findsuch a blessed sense of rest! - Charles Dickens
It is a melancholy truth that even great men have their poor relations. - Charles Dickens
Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation of the first link on one memorable day. - Charles Dickens
Never close your lips to those whom you have already opened your heart. - Charles Dickens
There are only two styles of portrait painting: the serious and the smirk. - Charles Dickens
Never say never - Charles Dickens
Spring is the time of the year, when it is summer in the sun and winter in the shade. - Charles Dickens
No man who was not a true gentleman at heart, ever was, since the world began, a true gentleman in manner. - Charles Dickens
Accidents will occur in the best regulated families. - Charles Dickens
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. - Charles Dickens
It was considered at the time a striking proof of virtue in the young king that he was sorry for his father's death;but, as common subjects have that virtue too, sometimes, we will say no more about it. - Charles Dickens
No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another. - Charles Dickens
I love these little people; and it is not a slight thing when they, who are so fresh from God, love us. - Charles Dickens
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. - Charles Dickens
Papa, potatoes, poultry, prunes and prism, are all very good words for the lips. - Charles Dickens
He was too well accustomed to suffering, and had suffered too much where he was, to bewail the prospect of change very severely. - Charles Dickens
Calamity with us, is made an excuse for doing wrong. With them, it is erected into a reason for their doing right. This is really the justice of rich to poor, and I protest against it because it is so. - Charles Dickens
What greater gift than the love of a cat. - Charles Dickens
they're so fond of Liberty in this part of the globe, that they buy her and sell her and carry her to market with 'em. They've such a passion for Liberty, that they can't help taking liberties with her. - Charles Dickens
There was a long hard time when I kept far from me, the remembrance of what I had thrown away when I was quite ignorant of its worth. But, since my duty has not been incompatible with the admission of that remembrance, I have given it a place in my heart. - Charles Dickens
Train up a fig tree in the way it should go, and when you are old sit under the shade of it. - Charles Dickens
It is a far, far better thing that I do now, then I have ever done before... it is a far better rest that I go to, than I have ever known before. - Charles Dickens
Tell Wind and Fire where to stop but don't tell me. - Charles Dickens
I do not know the American gentleman, god forgive me for putting two such words together. - Charles Dickens
Because if it is to spite her,' Biddy pursued, 'I should think -but you know best- that might be better and more independently done by caring nothing for her words. And if it is to gain her over, I should think -but you know best- she was not worth gaining over. - Charles Dickens
A man who could build a church, as one may say, by squinting at a sheet of paper. - Charles Dickens
Subdue your appetites, my dears, and you've conquered human nature. - Charles Dickens
Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tries, and a touch that never hurts. - Charles Dickens
This boy is Ignorance. This girl is Want. Beware them both, and all of their degree, but most of all beware this boy. - Charles Dickens
The New Testament is the very best book that ever was or ever will be known in the world. - Charles Dickens
Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts. - Charles Dickens
It is a 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. - Charles Dickens
We need never be ashamed of our tears. - Charles Dickens
I want to escape from myself. For when I do start up and stare myself seedily in the face, as happens to be my case at present, my blankness is inconceivable--indescribable--my misery amazing. - Charles Dickens
We have had for breakfast, toasts, cakes, a yorkshire pie, a piece of beef about the size and much the shape of my portmanteau, tea, coffee, ham and eggs... - Charles Dickens
I must do something or I shall wear my heart away... - Charles Dickens
Minds, like bodies, will often fall into a pimpled, ill-conditioned state from mere excess of comfort. - Charles Dickens
What am I doing? Tearing myself. My usual occupation at most times. - Charles Dickens
An idea, like a ghost, must be spoken to a little before it will explain itself. - Charles Dickens
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. - Charles Dickens
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. - Charles Dickens
The mother who lay in the grave, was the mother of my infancy; the little creature in her arms, was myself, as I had once been, hushed for ever on her bosom. - Charles Dickens
Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pound ought and six, result misery. - Charles Dickens
With affection beaming out of one eye, and calculation shining out of the other. - Charles Dickens
...and who must have had something real about her, or she could not have existed, but it certainly was not her hair, or her teeth, or her figure, or her complexion. - Charles Dickens
It is the custom on the stage in all good, murderous melodramas, to present the tragic and the comic scenes in as regular alternation as the layers of red and white in a side of streaky, well-cured bacon. - Charles Dickens
Oh, miss Haversham said I,there have been sore mistakes and my life has been a blind and thankless one, and I want forgiveness and direction far too much to be bitter with you. - Charles Dickens
There is a passion for hunting something deeply implanted in the human breast. - Charles Dickens
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