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Charles Dickens Quotes

The age of chivalry is past. Bores have succeeded to dragons.

 

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.

 

The first rule of business is: Do other men for they would do you. 

 

That sort of half sigh, which, accompanied by two or three slight nods of the head, is pity’s small change in general society.

 

I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.

 

Christmas time! That man must be a misanthrope indeed, in whose breast something like a jovial feeling is not roused – in whose mind some pleasant associations are not awakened – by the recurrence of Christmas. 

 

Electric communication will never be a substitute for the face of someone who with their soul encourages another person to be brave and true.

 

I only ask to be free. The butterflies are free.

 

Fan the sinking flame of hilarity with the wing of friendship; and pass the rosy wine.

 

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.

 

Great men are seldom over-scrupulous in the arrangement of their attire.

 

Charity begins at home, and justice begins next door.

 

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. 

 

A loving heart is the truest wisdom.

 

The first rule of business is: Do other men for they would do you. 

 

Reflect upon your present blessings of which every man has many – not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.

 

The men who learn endurance, are they who call the whole world, brother.

 

The civility which money will purchase, is rarely extended to those who have none.

 

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. 

 

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.

 

That sort of half sigh, which, accompanied by two or three slight nods of the head, is pity’s small change in general society.

 

The men who learn endurance, are they who call the whole world, brother.

 

There are dark shadows on the earth, but its lights are stronger in the contrast.

 

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.

 

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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