Charles Dickens Quotes

- Notable Charles Dickens Quotes Index -

Born: February 7, 1812, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England, UK
Birth Country: UK
Died: Gad's Hill, Rochester, Kent, England, UK, June 9, 1870
Occupation: Author

1.
A boy's story is the best that is ever told.
- Charles Dickens

2.
A loving heart is the truest wisdom.
- Charles Dickens

3.
Any man may be in good spirits and good temper when he's well dressed. There ain't much credit in that.
- Charles Dickens

4.
Charity begins at home, and justice begins next door.
- Charles Dickens

5.
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

6.
Fan the sinking flame of hilarity with the wing of friendship and pass the rosy wine.
- Charles Dickens

7.
Great men are seldom over-scrupulous in the arrangement of their attire.
- Charles Dickens

8.
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

9.
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.
- Charles Dickens

10.
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.
- Charles Dickens

11.
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

12.
I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.
- Charles Dickens

13.
If there were no bad people, there would be no good lawyers.
- Charles Dickens

14.
It is a melancholy truth that even great men have their poor relations.
- Charles Dickens

15.
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.
- Charles Dickens

16.
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

17.
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.
- Charles Dickens

18.
Papa, potatoes, poultry, prunes and prism, are all very good words for the lips.
- Charles Dickens

19.
Reflect upon your present blessings of which every man has many - not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
- Charles Dickens

20.
Subdue your appetites, my dears, and you've conquered human nature.
- Charles Dickens

21.
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

22.
The age of chivalry is past. Bores have succeeded to dragons.
- Charles Dickens

23.
The civility which money will purchase, is rarely extended to those who have none.
- Charles Dickens

24.
The first rule of business is: Do other men for they would do you.
- Charles Dickens

25.
The men who learn endurance, are they who call the whole world, brother.
- Charles Dickens

26.
The one great principle of English law is to make business for itself.
- Charles Dickens

27.
There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts.
- Charles Dickens

28.
There are dark shadows on the earth, but its lights are stronger in the contrast.
- Charles Dickens

29.
There is a wisdom of the head, and a wisdom of the heart.
- Charles Dickens

30.
There is nothing so strong or safe in an emergency of life as the simple truth.
- Charles Dickens

31.
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

32.
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.
- Charles Dickens

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