Charles Dickens Quotes
'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'.
'Tis love that makes the world go round, my baby.
A boy's story is the best that is ever told.
A day wasted on others is not wasted on one's self.
A loving heart is the truest wisdom.
A person who can't pay gets another person who can't pay to guarantee that he can pay. Like a person with two wooden legs getting another person with two wooden legs to guarantee that he has got two natural legs. It don't make either of them able to do a walking-match.
A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other.
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.
An idea, like a ghost, must be spoken to a little before it will explain itself.
Any man may be in good spirits and good temper when he's well dressed. There ain't much credit in that.
Anything for the quick life, as the man said when he took the situation at the lighthouse.
Bring in the bottled lightning, a clean tumbler, and a corkscrew.
Charity begins at home, and justice begins next door.
Cows are my passion. What I have ever sighed for has been to retreat to a Swiss farm, and live entirely surrounded by cows - and china.
Credit is a system whereby a person who can not pay gets another person who can not pay to guarantee that he can pay.
Dignity, and even holiness too, sometimes, are more questions of coat and waistcoat than some people imagine.
Electric communication will never be a substitute for the face of someone who with their soul encourages another person to be brave and true.
Fan the sinking flame of hilarity with the wing of friendship; and pass the rosy wine.
Great men are seldom over-scrupulous in the arrangement of their attire.
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!
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February 7, 1812
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