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Charles Dickens Quotes

Writer
Born On
1812-02-07
Died On
1870-06-09
Birth Place
Landport
Death Place
Gads Hill Place
Birth Sign
aquarius
Father
John Dickens
Mother
Elizabeth Dickens
Spouse
Catherine Dickens
Nationality
British
Writers, Novelists

A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other.

Charles Dickens

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

Charles Dickens

A loving heart is the truest wisdom.

Charles Dickens

A day wasted on others is not wasted on one's self.

Charles Dickens

A boy's story is the best that is ever told.

Charles Dickens

An idea, like a ghost, must be spoken to a little before it will explain itself.

Charles Dickens

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.

Charles Dickens

Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts.

Charles Dickens

Never close your lips to those whom you have opened your heart.

Charles Dickens

Any man may be in good spirits and good temper when he's well dressed. There ain't much credit in that.

Charles Dickens

Credit is a system whereby a person who can not pay gets another person who can not pay to guarantee that he can pay.

Charles Dickens

A merry Christmas to everybody! A happy New Year to all the world

Charles Dickens

Anything for the quick life, as the man said when he took the situation at the lighthouse.

Charles Dickens

Charity begins at home, and justice begins next door.

Charles Dickens

Do you spell it with a "V" or a "W"?' inquired the judge. 'That depends upon the taste and fancy of the speller, my Lord'.

Charles Dickens

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.

Charles Dickens

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

Charles Dickens

Dignity, and even holiness too, sometimes, are more questions of coat and waistcoat than some people imagine.

Charles Dickens

Bring in the bottled lightning, a clean tumbler, and a corkscrew.

Charles Dickens

Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childhood days, recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth, and transport the traveler back to his own fireside and quiet home!"

Charles Dickens

No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.

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

We need never be ashamed of our tears.

Charles Dickens

Suffering has been stronger than all other teaching, and has taught me to understand what your heart used to be. I have been bent and broken, but - I hope - into a better shape.

Charles Dickens

I loved her against reason, against promise, against peace, against hope, against happiness, against all discouragement that could be.

Charles Dickens

There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts.

Charles Dickens

And O there are days in this life, worth life and worth death.

Charles Dickens

Heaven knows we need never be ashamed of our tears, for they are rain upon the blinding dust of earth, overlying our hard hearts. I was better after I had cried, than before--more sorry, more aware of my own ingratitude, more gentle.

Charles Dickens

Never close your lips to those whom you have already opened your heart.

Charles Dickens

There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor.

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

What greater gift than the love of a cat.

Charles Dickens

Love her, love her, love her! If she favours you, love her. If she wounds you, love her. If she tears your heart to pieces – and as it gets older and stronger, it will tear deeper – love her, love her, love her!

Charles Dickens

You have been the last dream of my soul.

Charles Dickens

The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again.

Charles Dickens

Every traveler has a home of his own, and he learns to appreciate it the more from his wandering.

Charles Dickens

It is a fair, even-handed, noble adjustment of things, that while there is infection in disease and sorrow, there is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humour.

Charles Dickens

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

Charles Dickens