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Charles Dickens
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Literature should stand by itself, of itself, and for itself. Charles Dickens
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Cheerfulness and contentment are great beautifiers and are famous preservers of youthful looks. Charles Dickens
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Put it down a we, my lord, put it down a we! Charles Dickens
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No man ever walked down to posterity with so small a book under his arm. Charles Dickens
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I believe no satirist could breathe this air. If another Juvenal or Swift could rise up among us tomorrow, he would be hunted down. If you have any knowledge of our literature, and can give me the name of any man, American born and bred, who has anatomized our follies as a people, and not as this or that party; and who has escaped the foulest and most brutal slander, the most inveterate hatred and intolerant pursuit; it will be a strange name in my ears, believe me. Charles Dickens
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Now, what I want is, facts. Teach these boys and girls nothing but Facts. Facts alone are wanted in life. Plant nothing else, and root out everything else. You can only form the minds of reasoning animals upon Facts: nothing else will ever be of any service to them. This is the principle on which I bring up my own children, and this is the principle on which I bring up these children. Stick to Facts, sir! Charles Dickens
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When you're a married man, Samivel, you'll understand a good many things as you don't understand now; but whether it's worth while, going through so much, to learn so little, as the charity-boy said when he got to the end of the alphabet, is a matter o taste. Charles Dickens
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And I am bored to death with it. Bored to death with this place, bored to death with my life, bored to death with myself. Charles Dickens
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Other sound than the owl's voice there was none, save the falling of a fountain into its stone basin; for, it was one of those dark nights that hold their breath by the hour together, and then heave a long low sigh, and hold their breath again. Charles Dickens
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Heaven above was blue, and earth beneath was green; the river glistened like a path of diamonds in the sun; the birds poured forth their songs from the shady trees; the lark soared high above the waving corn; and the deep buzz of insects filled the air. Charles Dickens
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Accidents will occur in the best regulated families. Charles Dickens
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"I am not afeard, my Heart's-delight," resumed the Captain. "There's been most uncommon bad weather in them latitudes, there's no denyin', and they have drove and drove and been beat off, may be t'other side the world. But the ship's a good ship, and the lad's a good lad; and it ain't easy, thank the Lord," the Captain made a little bow, "to break up hearts of oak, whether they're in brigs or buzzums." Charles Dickens
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The night crept on apace, the moon went down, the stars grew pale and dim, and morning, cold as they, slowly approached. Then, from behind a distant hill, the noble sun rose up, driving the mists in phantom shapes before it, and clearing the earth of their ghostly forms till darkness came again. Charles Dickens
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You know what I am going to say. I love you. What other men may mean when they use that expression, I cannot tell; what I mean is, that I am under the influence of some tremendous attraction which I have resisted in vain, and which overmasters me. Charles Dickens
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He was touched in the cavity where his heart should have been, in that nest of addled eggs, where the birds of heaven would have lived if they had not been whistled away, by the fervour of this reproach. Charles Dickens
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They don't mind it: its a reg'lar holiday to them - all porter and skittles. Charles Dickens
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When I have come to you, at last (as I have always done), I have come to peace and happiness. I come home, now, like a tired traveller, and find such a blessed sense of rest! Charles Dickens
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What are the odds so long as the fire of the soul is kindled at the taper of conviviality, and the wing of friendship never molts a feather? Charles Dickens
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Pride is one of the seven deadly sins; but it cannot be the pride of a mother in her children, for that is a compound of two cardinal virtues - faith and hope. Charles Dickens
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Skewered through and through with office-pens, and bound hand and foot with red tape. Charles Dickens
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Christmas is a time in which, of all times in the year, the memory of every remediable sorrow, wrong, and trouble in the world around us, should be active with us, not less than our own experiences, for all good. Charles Dickens
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From the days when it was always summer in Eden, to these days when it is mostly winter in fallen latitudes, the world of a man has invariably gone one way Charles Darnay's way the way of the love of a woman Charles Dickens
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Nothing that we do, is done in vain. I believe, with all my soul, that we shall see triumph. Charles Dickens
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While the flowers, pale and unreal in the moonlight, floated away upon the river; and thus do greater things that once were in our breasts, and near our hearts, flow from us to the eternal sea. Charles Dickens
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Stephen Blackpool fall into the loneliest of lives, the life of solitude among a familiar crowd. The stranger in the land who looks into ten thousand faces for some answering look and never finds it, is in cheering society as compared with him who passes ten averted faces daily, that were once the countenances of friends Charles Dickens
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I loved her against reason, against promise, against peace, against hope, against happiness, against all discouragement that could be. Charles Dickens
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There seems a magic in the very name of Christmas. Charles Dickens
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The two stand in the fast-thinning throng of victims, but they speak as if they were alone. Eye to eye, voice to voice, hand to hand, heart to heart, these two children of the Universal Mother, else so wide apart and differing, have come together on the dark highway, to repair home together and to rest in her bosom. Charles Dickens
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A display of indifference to all the actions and passions of mankind was not supposed to be such a distinguished quality at that time, I think, as I have observed it to be considered since. I have known it very fashionable indeed. I have seen it displayed with such success, that I have encountered some fine ladies and gentlemen who might as well have been born caterpillars. Charles Dickens
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He was wise enough to know that nothing ever happened on this globe, for good, at which some people did not have their fill of laughter in the outset Charles Dickens
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I don't know what to do!" cried Scrooge, laughing and crying in the same breath; and making a perfect Laocoon of himself with his stockings. "I am as light as a feather, I am as happy as an angel, I am as merry as a school-boy. I am as giddy as a drunken man. A merry Christmas to every-body! A happy New Year to all the world! Hallo here! Whoop! Hallo! Charles Dickens
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The world belongs to those who set out to conquer it armed with self confidence and good humour. Charles Dickens
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Little Red Riding Hood was my first love. I felt that if I could have married Little Red Riding Hood, I should have known perfect bliss. Charles Dickens
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Mr Jarndyce, and prevented his going any farther, when he had remarked that there were two classes of charitable people: one, the people who did a little and made a great deal of noise; the other, the people who did a great deal and made no noise at all. Charles Dickens
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?And yet I have had the weakness, and have still the weakness, to wish you to know with what a sudden mastery you kindled me, heap of ashes that I am, into fire. Charles Dickens
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Are you thankful for not being young?' 'Yes, sir. If I was young, it would all have to be gone through again, and the end would be a weary way off, don't you see?... Charles Dickens
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A demd, damp, moist, unpleasant body! Charles Dickens
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Lawyers hold that there are two kinds of particularly bad witnesses-a reluctant witness, and a too-willing witness. Charles Dickens
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I have heard it said that as we keep our birthdays when we are alive, so the ghosts of dead people, who are not easy in their graves, keep the day they died upon. Charles Dickens
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Go ye, who rest so placidly upon the sacred Bard who had been young, and when he strung his harp was old, and had never seen the righteous forsaken, or his seed begging their bread; go, Teachers of content and honest pride, into the mine, the mill, the forge, the squalid depths of deepest ignorance, and uttermost abyss of man's neglect, and say can any hopeful plant spring up in air so foul that it extinguishes the soul's bright torch as fast as it is kindled! Charles Dickens
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The privileges of the side-table included the small prerogatives of sitting next to the toast, and taking two cups of tea to other people's one. Charles Dickens
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and it was not until I began to think, that I began fully to know how wrecked I was, and how the ship in which I had sailed was gone to pieces. Charles Dickens
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Make them laugh, make them cry, make them wait. Charles Dickens
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Home is a name, a word, it is a strong one.... Charles Dickens
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The secret was such an old one now, had so grown into me and become a part of myself, that I could not tear it away. Charles Dickens
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He lived in chambers that had once belonged to his deceased partner. They were a gloomy suite of rooms, in a lowering pile of building up a yard, where it had so little business to be, that one could scarcely help fancying it must have run there when it was a young house, playing at hide-and-seek with other houses, and forgotten the way out again. Charles Dickens
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I am what you designed me to be.I am your blade. You cannot now complain if you also feel the hurt Charles Dickens
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My dear if you could give me a cup of tea to clear my muddle of a head I should better understand your affairs. Charles Dickens
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The one great principle of the English law is, to make business for itself. There is no other principle distinctly, certainly, and consistently maintained through all its narrow turnings. Viewed by this light it becomes a coherent scheme, and not the monstrous maze the laity are apt to think it. Let them but once clearly perceive that its grand principle is to make business for itself at their expense, and surely they will cease to grumble. Charles Dickens
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A very little key will open a very heavy door. Charles Dickens
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But you were always a good man of business, Jacob,' faltered Scrooge, who now began to apply this to himself. Business!' cried the Ghost, wringing its hands again. "Mankind was my business; charity, mercy, forbearance, and benevolence, were, all, my business. The deals of my trade were but a drop of water in the comprehensive ocean of my business! Charles Dickens
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At last, however, he began to think - as you or I would have thought at first; for it is always the person not in the predicament who knows what ought to have been done in it, and would unquestionably have done it too . . . Charles Dickens
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Virtue shows quite as well in rags and patches as she does in purple and fine linen. Charles Dickens
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Drive him fast to his tomb. This, from Jacques. Charles Dickens
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What connexion can there be, between the place in Lincolnshire, the house in town, the Mercury in powder, and the whereabout of Jo the outlaw with the broom, who had that distant ray of light upon him when he swept the churchyard-step? What connexion can there have been between many people in the innumerable histories of this world, who, from opposite sides of great gulfs, have, nevertheless, been very curiously brought together! Charles Dickens
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The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again. Charles Dickens
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Never close your lips to those whom you have already opened your heart. Charles Dickens
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She was the most wonderful woman for prowling about the house. How she got from one story to another was a mystery beyond solution. A lady so decorous in herself, and so highly connected, was not to be suspected of dropping over the banisters or sliding down them, yet her extraordinary facility of locomotion suggested the wild idea. Charles Dickens
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A dream, all a dream, that ends in nothing, and leaves the sleeper where he lay down, but I wish you to know that you inspired it. Charles Dickens
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Bring in the bottled lightning, a clean tumbler, and a corkscrew. Charles Dickens
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Any man may be in good spirits and good temper when he's well dressed. There ain't much credit in that. Charles Dickens
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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
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It opens the lungs, washes the countenance, exercises the eyes, and softens down the temper; so cry away. Charles Dickens
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When a man bleeds inwardly, it is a dangerous thing for himself; but when he laughs inwardly, it bodes no good to other people. Charles Dickens
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He would make a lovely corpse. Charles Dickens
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Subdue your appetites, my dears, and you've conquered human nature. Charles Dickens
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That sort of half sigh, which, accompanied by two or three slight nods of the head, is pity's small change in general society. Charles Dickens
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There are not a few among the disciples of charity who require, in their vocation, scarcely less excitement than the votaries of pleasure in theirs. Charles Dickens
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Most men are individuals no longer so far as their business, its activities, or its moralities are concerned. They are not units but fractions. Charles Dickens
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Let us be moral. Let us contemplate existence. Charles Dickens
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