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Charles Dickens
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London. Michaelmas Term lately over, and the Lord Chancellor sitting in Lincoln's Inn Hall. Implacable November weather. Charles Dickens

It wasn't the wine, murmured Mr. Snodgrass in a broken voice, it was the salmon. Charles Dickens

Mrs. Crupp had indignantly assured him that there wasn't room to swing a cat there; but as Mr. Dick justly observed to me, sitting down on the foot of the bed, nursing his leg, You know, Trotwood, I don't want to swing a cat. I never do swing a cat. Therefore what does that signify to me? Charles Dickens

As she frequently remarked when she made any such mistake, it would all be the same a hundred years hence. Charles Dickens

You are part of my existence, part of myself. You have been in every line I have ever read, since I first came here, the rough common boy whose poor heart you wounded even then. You have been in every prospect I have ever seen since-on the river, on the sails of the ships, on the marshes, in the clouds, in the light, in the darkness, in the wind, in the woods, in the sea, in the streets. You have been the embodiment of every graceful fancy that my mind has ever become acquainted with. Charles Dickens

She dotes on poetry, sir. She adores it; I may say that her whole soul and mind are wound up, and entwined with it. She has produced some delightful pieces, herself, sir. You may have met with her 'Ode to an Expiring Frog,' sir. Charles Dickens

We all draw a little and compose a little, and none of us have any idea of time or money. Charles Dickens

The sun,-the bright sun, that brings back, not light alone, but new life, and hope, and freshness to man-burst upon the crowded city in clear and radiant glory. Through costly-coloured glass and paper-mended window, through cathedral dome and rotten crevice, it shed its equal ray. Charles Dickens

Vengeance and retribution require a long time; it is the rule. Charles Dickens

and, unlike the celebrated herd in the poem, they were not forty children conducting themselves as one, but every child was conducting itself like forty. Charles Dickens

Most men unconsciously judge the world from themselves, and it will be very generally found that those who sneer habitually at human nature, and affect to despise it, are among its worst and least pleasant samples. Charles Dickens

It was a harder day's journey than yesterday's, for there were long and weary hills to climb; and in journeys, as in life, it is a great deal easier to go down hill than up. However, they kept on, with unabated perseverance, and the hill has not yet lifted its face to heaven that perseverance will not gain the summit of at last. Charles Dickens

In seasons of pestilence, some of us will have a secret attraction to the disease-a terrible passing inclination to die of it. Charles Dickens

Spring is the time of year when it is summer in the sun and winter in the shade. Charles Dickens

And yet I love him. I love him so much and so dearly, that when I sometimes think my life may be but a weary one, I am proud of it and glad of it. I am proud and glad to suffer something for him, even though it is of no service to him, and he will never know of it or care for it. Charles Dickens

God bless us every one! said Tiny Tim, the last of all. Charles Dickens

I am at the moment deaf in the ears, hoarse in the throat, red in the nose, green in the gills, damp in the eyes, twitchy in the joints and fractious in temper from a most intolerable and oppressive cold. Charles Dickens

It was very dark; but in the murky sky there were masses of cloud which shone with a lurid light, like monstrous heaps of copper that had been heated in a furnace, and were growing cold. Charles Dickens

May I tell you why it seems to me a good thing for us to remember wrong that has been done us? That we may forgive it. Charles Dickens

The sum of the whole is this: walk and be happy; walk and be healthy. The best way to lengthen out our days is to walk steadily and with a purpose. Charles Dickens

Veels vithin veels, a prison in a prison. Charles Dickens

The word of a gentleman is as good as his bond; and sometimes better. Charles Dickens

One great blemish in the popular mind of America and the prolific parent of an innumerable brood of evils, is Universal Distrust . . . you no sooner set up an idol firmly, than you are sure to pull it down and dash it into fragments: and this because directly you reward a benefactor, or a public servant, you distrust him, merely because he is rewarded . . . . Any man who attains a high place among you, from the President downwards, may date his downfall from that moment. Charles Dickens

Missionaries are perfect nuisances and leave every place worse than they found it. Charles Dickens

Without strong affection, and humanity of heart, and gratitude to that Being whose code is mercy, and whose great attribute is benevolence to all things that breathe, true happiness can never be attained. Charles Dickens

Spite is a little word, but it represents as strange a jumble of feelings and compound of discords, as any polysyllable in the language. Charles Dickens

Eccentricities of genius. Charles Dickens

Many merry Christmases, many happy New Years. Unbroken friendships, great accumulations of cheerful recollections and affections on earth, and heaven for us all. Charles Dickens

How beautiful you are! You are more beautiful in anger than in repose. I don't ask you for your love; give me yourself and your hatred; give me yourself and that pretty rage; give me yourself and that enchanting scorn; it will be enough for me. Charles Dickens

There are very few moments in a man's existence when he experiences so much ludicrous distress, or meets with so little charitable commiseration, as when he is in pursuit of his own hat. Charles Dickens

Every man, however obscure, however far removed from the general recognition, is one of a group of men impressible for good, and impressible for evil, and it is in the nature of things that he cannot really improve himself without in some degree improving other men. Charles Dickens

Joe gave me some more gravy. Charles Dickens

The sergeant was describing a military life. It was all drinking, he said, except that there were frequent intervals of eating and love making. Charles Dickens

The ocean asks for nothing but those who stand by her shores gradually attune themselves to her rhythm. Charles Dickens

Nothing is discovered without God's intention and assistance, and I suppose every new knowledge of His works that is conceded to man to be distinctly a revelation by which men are to guide themselves. Charles Dickens

For not an orphan in the wide world can be so deserted as the child who is an outcast from a living parent's love. Charles Dickens

I was a blacksmith's boy but yesterday; I am - what shall I say I am today? 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. Charles Dickens

I have always thought of Christmas time, when it has come round apart from the veneration due to its sacred name and origin, if anything belonging to it can be apart from that - as a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable, pleasant time. Charles Dickens

Old Time, that greatest and longest established spinner of all!.... his factory is a secret place, his work is noiseless, and his hands are mutes. Charles Dickens

Oh Sammy, Sammy, vy worn't there a alleybi! Charles Dickens

He avowed that among his intimate friends he was better known by the sobriquet of 'The artful Dodger. Charles Dickens

I only know two sorts of boys. Mealy boys, and beef-faced boys. Charles Dickens

C-l-e-a-n, clean, verb active, to make bright, to scour. W-i-n, win, d-e-r, winder, a casement. When the boy knows this out of the book, he goes and does it. Charles Dickens

Oh! but he was a tight-fisted hand at the grindstone, Scrooge! a squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous old sinner! Hard and sharp as flint, from which no steel had ever struck out generous fire, secret, and self-contained, and solitary as an oyster. Charles Dickens

[Marley's ghost speaking:] I wear the chain I forged in life. Charles Dickens

[Tiny Tim is] As good as gold. Charles Dickens

Suffer any wrong that can be done you, rather than come here [to the Court of Chancery]! Charles Dickens

She is the child of the universe.' 'The universe makes rather an indifferent parent, I am afraid. Charles Dickens

I only ask to be free. The butterflies are free. Mankind will surely not deny to Harold Skim-pole what it concedes to the butterflies! Charles Dickens

Now, what I want is, Facts.... Facts alone are wanted in life. Charles Dickens

Accidents will happen in the best-regulated families. Charles Dickens

What is the odds so long as the fire of soul is kindled at the taper of conwiviality, and the wing of friendship never moults a feather! What is the odds so long as the spirit is expanded by means of rosy wine, and the present moment is the least happiest of our existence! Charles Dickens

He's tough, ma'am,-tough is J. B.; tough and devilish sly. Charles Dickens

Don't you be afraid of hurting the boy,' he says. Charles Dickens

Mrs. Joe was a very clean housekeeper, but had an exquisite art of making her cleanliness more uncomfortable and unacceptable than the dirt itself. Cleanliness is next to Godliness, and some people do the same by religion. Charles Dickens

I feel an earnest and humble desire, and shall till I die, to increase the stock of harmless cheerfulness. Charles Dickens

On the Rampage, Pip, and off the Rampage, Pip; such is Life! Charles Dickens

Jobling, there are chords in the human mind. Charles Dickens

I've a pretty large experience of boys, and you're a bad set of fellows. Now mind... you behave yourself ! Charles Dickens

Take a little time - count five-and-twenty, Tattycoram. Charles Dickens

Educating the natives of Borrioboola-Gha, on the left bank of the Niger. Charles Dickens

I live on broken wittles - and I sleep on the coals. Charles Dickens

It was not a bosom to repose upon, but it was a capital bosom to hang jewels upon. Charles Dickens

Skewered through and through with office pens, and bound hand and foot with red tape. Charles Dickens

Regrets are the natural property of gray hairs. Charles Dickens

A highly geological home-made cake. Charles Dickens

I was always treated as if I had insisted on being born, in opposition to the dictates of reason, religion, and morality, and against the dissuadinig arguments of my best friends. Charles Dickens

Death may beget life, but oppression can beget nothing other than itself. Charles Dickens

They are Man's and they cling to me, appealing from their fathers. This boy is Ignorance and this girl is Want. Beware them both, and all of their degree, but most of all beware this boy for on his brow I see that written which is Doom, unless the writing be erased. Charles Dickens



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