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Quote: 'Mind and matter,' said the lady in the wig, 'glide swift into the vortex if immensity. Howls the sublime, and softly sleeps the calm Ideal, in the whispering chambers of Imagination.' by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

'Mind and matter,' said the lady in the wig, 'glide swift into the vortex if immensity. Howls the sublime, and softly sleeps the calm Ideal, in the whispering chambers of Imagination.'


Quote: Their demeanor is invariably morose, sullen, clownish and repulsive. I should think there is not, on the face of the earth, a people so entirely destitute of humor, vivacity, or the capacity for enjoyment. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

Their demeanor is invariably morose, sullen, clownish and repulsive. I should think there is not, on the face of the earth, a people so entirely destitute of humor, vivacity, or the capacity for enjoyment.


Quote: O' course I came to look arter you, my darlin', replied Mr. Weller; for once permitting his passion to get the better of his veracity. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

O' course I came to look arter you, my darlin', replied Mr. Weller; for once permitting his passion to get the better of his veracity.


Quote: The blossom is blighted, the leaf is withered, the God of day goes down upon the dreary scene, and in short you are for ever floored. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

The blossom is blighted, the leaf is withered, the God of day goes down upon the dreary scene, and in short you are for ever floored.




Quote: Time has been lost and opportunity thrown away, but I am yet a young man, and may retrieve it. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

Time has been lost and opportunity thrown away, but I am yet a young man, and may retrieve it.


Quote: Strong mental agitation and disturbance was no novelty to him, even before his late sufferings. It never is, to obstinate and sullen natures; for they struggle hard to be such. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

Strong mental agitation and disturbance was no novelty to him, even before his late sufferings. It never is, to obstinate and sullen natures; for they struggle hard to be such.


Quote: The New Year, like an Infant Heir to the whole world, was waited for, with welcomes, presents, and rejoicings. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

The New Year, like an Infant Heir to the whole world, was waited for, with welcomes, presents, and rejoicings.


Quote: A new heart for a New Year, always! by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

A new heart for a New Year, always!


Quote: Champagne is simply one of the elegant extras of life. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

Champagne is simply one of the elegant extras of life.


Quote: Mystery and disappointment are not absolutely indispensable to the growth of love, but they are, very often, its powerful auxiliaries. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

Mystery and disappointment are not absolutely indispensable to the growth of love, but they are, very often, its powerful auxiliaries.


Quote: The New Testament is the very best book that ever was or ever will be known in the world. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

The New Testament is the very best book that ever was or ever will be known in the world.


Quote: 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. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

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.


Quote: The coffee was boiling over a charcoal fire, and large slices of bread and butter were piled one upon the other like deals in a lumber yard. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

The coffee was boiling over a charcoal fire, and large slices of bread and butter were piled one upon the other like deals in a lumber yard.


Quote: I revere the memory of Mr. F. as an estimable man and most indulgent husband, only necessary to mention Asparagus and it appeared or to hint at any little delicate thing to drink and it came like magic in a pint bottle; it was not ecstasy but it was comfort. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

I revere the memory of Mr. F. as an estimable man and most indulgent husband, only necessary to mention Asparagus and it appeared or to hint at any little delicate thing to drink and it came like magic in a pint bottle; it was not ecstasy but it was comfort.


Quote: And a cool four thousand, Pip!
I never discovered from whom Joe derived the conventional temperature of the four thousand pounds, but it appeared to make the sum of money more to him, and he had a manifest relish in insisting on its being cool. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

And a cool four thousand, Pip!
I never discovered from whom Joe derived the conventional temperature of the four thousand pounds, but it appeared to make the sum of money more to him, and he had a manifest relish in insisting on its being cool.


Quote: The sky was dark and gloomy, the air was damp and raw, the streets were wet and sloppy. The smoke hung sluggishly above the chimney-tops as if it lacked the courage to rise, and the rain came slowly and doggedly down, as if it had not even the spirit to pour. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

The sky was dark and gloomy, the air was damp and raw, the streets were wet and sloppy. The smoke hung sluggishly above the chimney-tops as if it lacked the courage to rise, and the rain came slowly and doggedly down, as if it had not even the spirit to pour.


Quote: Great men are seldom over-scrupulous in the arrangement of their attire. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

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


Quote: 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. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of Charles Dickens quote: 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.- black text on quotes background

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.


Quote: Vengeance and retribution require a long time; it is the rule. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

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


Quote: God bless us, every one! by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

God bless us, every one!




Quote: Every idiot who goes about with a 'Merry Christmas' on his lips should be boiled with his own pudding, and buried with a stake of holly through his heart. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

Every idiot who goes about with a 'Merry Christmas' on his lips should be boiled with his own pudding, and buried with a stake of holly through his heart.


Quote: Waiter! raw beef-steak for the gentleman's eye,-nothing like raw beef-steak for a bruise, sir; cold lamp-post very good, but lamp-post inconvenient-damned odd standing in the open street half-an-hour, with your eye against a lamp. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

Waiter! raw beef-steak for the gentleman's eye,-nothing like raw beef-steak for a bruise, sir; cold lamp-post very good, but lamp-post inconvenient-damned odd standing in the open street half-an-hour, with your eye against a lamp.


Quote: There is a passion for hunting something deeply implanted in the human breast. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

There is a passion for hunting something deeply implanted in the human breast.


Quote: Quadruped lions are said to be savage, only when they are hungry; biped lions are rarely sulky longer than when their appetite for distinction remains unappeased. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

Quadruped lions are said to be savage, only when they are hungry; biped lions are rarely sulky longer than when their appetite for distinction remains unappeased.




Quote: 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. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

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.


Quote: The cloud of caring for nothing, which overshadowed him with such a fatal darkness, was very rarely pierced by the light within him. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

The cloud of caring for nothing, which overshadowed him with such a fatal darkness, was very rarely pierced by the light within him.


Quote: It is a principle of his that no man who was not a true gentleman at heart, ever was, since the world began, a true gentleman in manner. He says, no varnish can hide the grain of the wood; and that the more varnish you put on, the more the grain will express itself. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of Charles Dickens quote; white text on black background

It is a principle of his that no man who was not a true gentleman at heart, ever was, since the world began, a true gentleman in manner. He says, no varnish can hide the grain of the wood; and that the more varnish you put on, the more the grain will express itself.


Quote: The word of a gentleman is as good as his bond -- sometimes better; as in the present case, where his bond might prove but a doubtful sort of security. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

The word of a gentleman is as good as his bond -- sometimes better; as in the present case, where his bond might prove but a doubtful sort of security.


Quote: Reflect upon your present blessings -- of which every man has many -- not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

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


Quote: The rippling of the river seemed to cause a correspondent stir in his uneasy reflections. He would have laid them asleep if he could, but they were in movement, like the stream, and all tending one way with a strong current. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

The rippling of the river seemed to cause a correspondent stir in his uneasy reflections. He would have laid them asleep if he could, but they were in movement, like the stream, and all tending one way with a strong current.


Quote: Christmas is a poor excuse every 25th of December to pick a man's pockets. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

Christmas is a poor excuse every 25th of December to pick a man's pockets.


Quote: And it is not a slight thing when they, who are so fresh from God, love us. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

And it is not a slight thing when they, who are so fresh from God, love us.


Quote: The lesser grindstone stood alone there in the calm morning air, with a red upon it that the sun had never given, and would never take away. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

The lesser grindstone stood alone there in the calm morning air, with a red upon it that the sun had never given, and would never take away.


Quote: He was sailing over a boundless expanse of sea, with a blood-red sky above, and the angry waters, lashed into fury beneath, boiling and eddying up, on every side. There was another vessel before them, toiling and labouring in the howling storm: her canvas fluttering in ribbons from the mast. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of Charles Dickens quote: He was sailing over a boundless expanse of sea, with a blood-red sky above, and the angry waters, lashed into fury beneath, boiling and eddying up, on every side. There was another vessel before them, toiling and labouring in the howling storm: her canvas fluttering in ribbons from the mast.- black text on quotes background

He was sailing over a boundless expanse of sea, with a blood-red sky above, and the angry waters, lashed into fury beneath, boiling and eddying up, on every side. There was another vessel before them, toiling and labouring in the howling storm: her canvas fluttering in ribbons from the mast.


Quote: My dear if you could give me a cup of tea to clear my muddle of a head I should better understand your affairs. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

My dear if you could give me a cup of tea to clear my muddle of a head I should better understand your affairs.


Quote: Polly put the kettle on, we'll all have tea. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

Polly put the kettle on, we'll all have tea.


Quote: But, for all that, they had a very pleasant walk. The trees were bare of leaves, and the river was bare of water-lilies; but the sky was not bare of its beautiful blue, and the water reflected it, and a delicious wind ran with the stream, touching the surface crisply. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of Charles Dickens quote; white text on black background

But, for all that, they had a very pleasant walk. The trees were bare of leaves, and the river was bare of water-lilies; but the sky was not bare of its beautiful blue, and the water reflected it, and a delicious wind ran with the stream, touching the surface crisply.


Quote: I never heerd...nor read of nor see in picters, any angel in tights and gaiters...but...he's a reg'lar thoroughbred angel for all that. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

I never heerd...nor read of nor see in picters, any angel in tights and gaiters...but...he's a reg'lar thoroughbred angel for all that.


Quote: Heavens knows we need never be ashamed of our tears, for they are rain upon the blinding dust of earth, overlying our hard hearts. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

Heavens knows we need never be ashamed of our tears, for they are rain upon the blinding dust of earth, overlying our hard hearts.


Quote: Let us leave our old friend in one of those moments of unmixed happiness which, if we seek them, there are ever some, to cheer our transitory existence here. There are dark shadows on the earth, but its lights are stronger in the contrast. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

Let us leave our old friend in one of those moments of unmixed happiness which, if we seek them, there are ever some, to cheer our transitory existence here. There are dark shadows on the earth, but its lights are stronger in the contrast.




Quote: You might, from your appearance, be the wife of Lucifer, said Miss Pross, in her breathing. Nevertheless, you shall not get the better of me. I am an Englishwoman. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

You might, from your appearance, be the wife of Lucifer, said Miss Pross, in her breathing. Nevertheless, you shall not get the better of me. I am an Englishwoman.


Quote: Christmas a humbug, uncle! said Scrooge's nephew. You don't mean that, I am sure? I do, said Scrooge. Merry Christmas! What right have you to be merry? what reason have you to be merry? You're poor enough. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

Christmas a humbug, uncle! said Scrooge's nephew. You don't mean that, I am sure? I do, said Scrooge. Merry Christmas! What right have you to be merry? what reason have you to be merry? You're poor enough.


Quote: I find the nights long, for I sleep but little, and think much. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

I find the nights long, for I sleep but little, and think much.


Quote: Not knowing how he lost himself, or how he recovered himself, he may never feel certain of not losing himself again. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

Not knowing how he lost himself, or how he recovered himself, he may never feel certain of not losing himself again.


Quote: So, I must be taken as I have been made. The success is not mine, the failure is not mine, but the two together make me. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

So, I must be taken as I have been made. The success is not mine, the failure is not mine, but the two together make me.


Quote: It was the best of times, it was the worst of times,. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

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


Quote: The aphorism Whatever is, is right, would be as final as it is lazy, did it not include the troublesome consequence that nothing that ever was, was wrong. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

The aphorism Whatever is, is right, would be as final as it is lazy, did it not include the troublesome consequence that nothing that ever was, was wrong.


Quote: If I could not walk far and fast, I think I should just explode and perish. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

If I could not walk far and fast, I think I should just explode and perish.


Quote: The dew seemed to sparkle more brightly on the green leaves the air to rustle among them with a sweeter music and the sky itself to look more blue and bright. Such is the influence which the condition of our own thoughts, exercise, even over the appearance of external objects. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of Charles Dickens quote; white text on black background

The dew seemed to sparkle more brightly on the green leaves the air to rustle among them with a sweeter music and the sky itself to look more blue and bright. Such is the influence which the condition of our own thoughts, exercise, even over the appearance of external objects.


Quote: The year end brings no greater pleasure then the opportunity to express to you season's greetings and good wishes. May your holidays and new year be filled with joy. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

The year end brings no greater pleasure then the opportunity to express to you season's greetings and good wishes. May your holidays and new year be filled with joy.


Quote: Perhaps second-hand cares, like second-hand clothes, come easily off and on. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

Perhaps second-hand cares, like second-hand clothes, come easily off and on.


Quote: I do not know the American gentleman, God forgive me for putting two such words together. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

I do not know the American gentleman, God forgive me for putting two such words together.


Quote: I saw that the bride within the bridal dress had withered like the dress, and like the flowers, and had no brightness left but the brightness of her sunken eyes. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

I saw that the bride within the bridal dress had withered like the dress, and like the flowers, and had no brightness left but the brightness of her sunken eyes.


Quote: His face, though lined, bore few traces of anxiety. But, perhaps the confidential bachelor clerks in Tellson's Bank were principally occupied with the cares of other people; and perhaps second-hand cares, like second-hand clothes, come easily off and on. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

His face, though lined, bore few traces of anxiety. But, perhaps the confidential bachelor clerks in Tellson's Bank were principally occupied with the cares of other people; and perhaps second-hand cares, like second-hand clothes, come easily off and on.


Quote: Foggier yet, and colder! Piercing, searching, biting cold. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

Foggier yet, and colder! Piercing, searching, biting cold.


Quote: I never see any difference in boys. I only know two sorts of boys. Mealy boys and beef-faced boys. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

I never see any difference in boys. I only know two sorts of boys. Mealy boys and beef-faced boys.


Quote: So may the New Year be a happy one to you, happy to many more whose happiness depends on you! by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

So may the New Year be a happy one to you, happy to many more whose happiness depends on you!


Quote: Death is a mighty, universal truth. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

Death is a mighty, universal truth.


Quote: A very little key will open a very heavy door. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

A very little key will open a very heavy door.


Quote: Liberty, equality, fraternity, or death; -- the last, much the easiest to bestow, O Guillotine! by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

Liberty, equality, fraternity, or death; -- the last, much the easiest to bestow, O Guillotine!


Quote: Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show.


Quote: To a young heart everything is fun. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

To a young heart everything is fun.


Quote: I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future. The Spirits of all Three shall strive within me. I will not shut out the lessons that they teach! by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future. The Spirits of all Three shall strive within me. I will not shut out the lessons that they teach!


Quote: It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of light, it was the season of darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of Charles Dickens quote: It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of light, it was the season of darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair.- black text on quotes background

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of light, it was the season of darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair.


Quote: Our love had begun in folly, and ended in madness! by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

Our love had begun in folly, and ended in madness!


Quote: What a fine thing capital punishment is! Dead men never repent; dead men never bring awkward stories to light. The prospect of the gallows, too, makes them hardy and bold. Ah, it's a fine thing for the trade! Five of them strung up in a row, and none left to play booty or turn white-livered! by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of Charles Dickens quote: What a fine thing capital punishment is! Dead men never repent; dead men never bring awkward stories to light. The prospect of the gallows, too, makes them hardy and bold. Ah, it's a fine thing for the trade! Five of them strung up in a row, and none left to play booty or turn white-livered!- black text on quotes background

What a fine thing capital punishment is! Dead men never repent; dead men never bring awkward stories to light. The prospect of the gallows, too, makes them hardy and bold. Ah, it's a fine thing for the trade! Five of them strung up in a row, and none left to play booty or turn white-livered!


Quote: We produced a bundle of pens, a copious supply of ink, and a goodly show of writing and blotting paper. For there was something very comfortable in having plenty of stationary. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

We produced a bundle of pens, a copious supply of ink, and a goodly show of writing and blotting paper. For there was something very comfortable in having plenty of stationary.


Quote: A man would die tonight of lying out on the marshes, I thought. And then I looked at the stars, and considered how awful it would be for a man to turn his face up to them as he froze to death, and see no help or pitty in all the glittering multitude. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

A man would die tonight of lying out on the marshes, I thought. And then I looked at the stars, and considered how awful it would be for a man to turn his face up to them as he froze to death, and see no help or pitty in all the glittering multitude.


Quote: There are many things which I might have derived good, by which I have not profited. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

There are many things which I might have derived good, by which I have not profited.


Quote: It's Christmas Day! said Scrooge to himself. I haven't missed it. The Spirits have done it all in one night. They can do anything they like. Of course they can. Of course they can. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

It's Christmas Day! said Scrooge to himself. I haven't missed it. The Spirits have done it all in one night. They can do anything they like. Of course they can. Of course they can.


Quote: My impression is, after many years of consideration, that there never can have been anybody in the world who played worse. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

My impression is, after many years of consideration, that there never can have been anybody in the world who played worse.


Quote: Job Trotter bowed low; and in spite of Mr. Weller's previous remonstrance, the tears again rose to his eyes. 'I never see such a feller,' said Sam. 'Blessed if I don't think he's got a main in his head as is always turned on. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

Job Trotter bowed low; and in spite of Mr. Weller's previous remonstrance, the tears again rose to his eyes. 'I never see such a feller,' said Sam. 'Blessed if I don't think he's got a main in his head as is always turned on.


Quote: It's a weakness to be so affectionate, but I can't help it. No doubt my health would be much better if it was otherwise, still I wouldn't change my disposition if I could. It's the cause of much suffering, but it's a consolation to know I possess it, when I wake up in the night. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of Charles Dickens quote; white text on black background

It's a weakness to be so affectionate, but I can't help it. No doubt my health would be much better if it was otherwise, still I wouldn't change my disposition if I could. It's the cause of much suffering, but it's a consolation to know I possess it, when I wake up in the night.


Quote: He takes out his anger by having his carriage speed through the streets, scattering the commoners in the way. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

He takes out his anger by having his carriage speed through the streets, scattering the commoners in the way.


Quote: It is too late for that. I shall never be better than I am. I shall sink lower, and be worse. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

It is too late for that. I shall never be better than I am. I shall sink lower, and be worse.


Quote: Marley was dead, to begin with. There is no doubt whatever about that. The register of his burial was signed by the clergyman, the clerk, the undertaker, and the chief mourner. Scrooge signed it. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

Marley was dead, to begin with. There is no doubt whatever about that. The register of his burial was signed by the clergyman, the clerk, the undertaker, and the chief mourner. Scrooge signed it.


Quote: There have been occasions in my later life (I suppose as in most lives) when I have felt for a time as if a thick curtain had fallen on all its interest and romance, to shut me out from anything save dull endurance any more. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

There have been occasions in my later life (I suppose as in most lives) when I have felt for a time as if a thick curtain had fallen on all its interest and romance, to shut me out from anything save dull endurance any more.


Quote: But everything in our intercourse did give me pain. Whatever her tone with me happened to be, I could put no trust in it, and build no hope on it; and yet I went on against trust and against hope. Why repeat it a thousand times? So it always was. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

But everything in our intercourse did give me pain. Whatever her tone with me happened to be, I could put no trust in it, and build no hope on it; and yet I went on against trust and against hope. Why repeat it a thousand times? So it always was.


Quote: The great grindstone, Earth, had turned when Mr. Lorry looked out again, and the sun was red on the courtyard. But, the lesser grindstone stood alone there in the calm morning air, with red upon it that the sun had never give, and would never take away. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

The great grindstone, Earth, had turned when Mr. Lorry looked out again, and the sun was red on the courtyard. But, the lesser grindstone stood alone there in the calm morning air, with red upon it that the sun had never give, and would never take away.


Quote: 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. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

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.


Quote: Once for all; I knew to my sorrow, often and often, if not always, that I loved her against reason, against promise, against peace, against hope, against happiness, against all discouragement that could be. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

Once for all; I knew to my sorrow, often and often, if not always, that I loved her against reason, against promise, against peace, against hope, against happiness, against all discouragement that could be.


Quote: Please, sir, I want some more. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

Please, sir, I want some more.


Quote: We changed again, and yet again, and it was now too late and too far to go back, and I went on. And the mists had all solemnly risen now, and the world lay spread before me. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

We changed again, and yet again, and it was now too late and too far to go back, and I went on. And the mists had all solemnly risen now, and the world lay spread before me.


Quote: I know enough of the world now to have almost lost the capacity of being much surprised by anything. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

I know enough of the world now to have almost lost the capacity of being much surprised by anything.


Quote: My sister having so much to do, was going to church vicariously, that is to say, Joe and I were going. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

My sister having so much to do, was going to church vicariously, that is to say, Joe and I were going.


Quote: We'll start to forget a place once we left it. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

We'll start to forget a place once we left it.


Quote: Mrs Joe was a very clean housekeeper, but had an exquisite art of making her clenliness more umcomfortable and unacceptable than dirt itself. Cleanliness is next to godliness, and some people do the same by their religion. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

Mrs Joe was a very clean housekeeper, but had an exquisite art of making her clenliness more umcomfortable and unacceptable than dirt itself. Cleanliness is next to godliness, and some people do the same by their religion.


Quote: Cleanliness is next to Godliness, and some people do the same by their religion. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

Cleanliness is next to Godliness, and some people do the same by their religion.


Quote: Dickens writes that an event, began to be forgotten, as most affairs are, when wonder, having no fresh food to support it, dies away of itself. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

Dickens writes that an event, began to be forgotten, as most affairs are, when wonder, having no fresh food to support it, dies away of itself.


Quote: Gold conjures up a mist about a man, more destructive of all his old senses and lulling to his feelings than the fumes of charcoal. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

Gold conjures up a mist about a man, more destructive of all his old senses and lulling to his feelings than the fumes of charcoal.


Quote: To have a cricket on the hearth is the luckiest thing in all the world! by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

To have a cricket on the hearth is the luckiest thing in all the world!


Quote: The life of Shakespeare is a fine mystery and I tremble every day lest something turn up. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

The life of Shakespeare is a fine mystery and I tremble every day lest something turn up.


Quote: Every baby born into the world is a finer one than the last. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

Every baby born into the world is a finer one than the last.


Quote: Everything that Mr Smallweed's grandfather ever put away in his mind was a grub at first, and is a grub at last. In all his life he has never bred a single butterfly. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

Everything that Mr Smallweed's grandfather ever put away in his mind was a grub at first, and is a grub at last. In all his life he has never bred a single butterfly.


Quote: Keep out of Chancery. It's being ground to bits in a slow mill; it's being roasted at a slow fire; it's being stung to death by single bees; it's being drowned by drops; it's going mad by grains. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

Keep out of Chancery. It's being ground to bits in a slow mill; it's being roasted at a slow fire; it's being stung to death by single bees; it's being drowned by drops; it's going mad by grains.


Quote: This is the even-handed dealing of the world! he said. There is noth-ing on which it is so hard as poverty; and there is nothing it professes tocondemn with such severity as the pursuit of wealth! by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

This is the even-handed dealing of the world! he said. There is noth-ing on which it is so hard as poverty; and there is nothing it professes tocondemn with such severity as the pursuit of wealth!


Quote: Your Honour, unless your Honour, without a moment's loss of time, makes sail for the nearest shore, this is a doomed ship, and her name is the Coffin! by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

Your Honour, unless your Honour, without a moment's loss of time, makes sail for the nearest shore, this is a doomed ship, and her name is the Coffin!


Quote: He thought of the number of girls and women she had seen marry, how many homes with children in them she had seen grow up around her, how she had contentedly pursued her own lone quite path-for him.
~ Stephen speaking of Rachael. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

He thought of the number of girls and women she had seen marry, how many homes with children in them she had seen grow up around her, how she had contentedly pursued her own lone quite path-for him.
~ Stephen speaking of Rachael.


Quote: 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 object at a time. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

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 object at a time.


Quote: My meaning simply is, that whatever I have tried to do in life, I have tried with all my heart to do well; that whatever I have devoted myself to, I have devoted myself to completely; that in great aims and in small, I have always been thoroughly in earnest. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

My meaning simply is, that whatever I have tried to do in life, I have tried with all my heart to do well; that whatever I have devoted myself to, I have devoted myself to completely; that in great aims and in small, I have always been thoroughly in earnest.


Quote: What an immense impression Paris made upon me. It is the most extraordinary place in the world! by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

What an immense impression Paris made upon me. It is the most extraordinary place in the world!


Quote: If the parks be the lungs of London we wonder what Greenwich Fair is -- a periodical breaking out, we suppose -- a sort of spring rash. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

If the parks be the lungs of London we wonder what Greenwich Fair is -- a periodical breaking out, we suppose -- a sort of spring rash.


Quote: It was not because I had a strong sense of the virtue of industry, but because Joe had a strong sense of the virtue of industry, that I worked with tolerable zeal against the grain. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

It was not because I had a strong sense of the virtue of industry, but because Joe had a strong sense of the virtue of industry, that I worked with tolerable zeal against the grain.




Quote: 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. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

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.


Quote: 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. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of Charles Dickens quote; white text on black background

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.


Quote: I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future. The Spirits of all Three shall strive within me. I will not shut out the lessons that they teach. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future. The Spirits of all Three shall strive within me. I will not shut out the lessons that they teach.


Quote: I have always thought of Christmas time... as a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable, pleasant time. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

I have always thought of Christmas time... as a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable, pleasant time.


Quote: There seems a magic in the very name of Christmas. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

There seems a magic in the very name of Christmas.


Quote: For it is good to be children sometimes, and never better than at Christmas, when its mighty Founder was a child Himself. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

For it is good to be children sometimes, and never better than at Christmas, when its mighty Founder was a child Himself.


Quote: Spite is a little word, but it represents as strange a jumble of feelings and compound of discords, as any polysyllable in the language. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

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


Quote: My heart is set, as firmly as ever heart of man was set on woman. I have no thought, no view, no hope, in life beyond her; and if you oppose me in this great stake, you take my peace and happiness in your hands, and cast them to the wind. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

My heart is set, as firmly as ever heart of man was set on woman. I have no thought, no view, no hope, in life beyond her; and if you oppose me in this great stake, you take my peace and happiness in your hands, and cast them to the wind.


Quote: It is a most miserable thing to feel ashamed of home. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

It is a most miserable thing to feel ashamed of home.


Quote: Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childish days; that can recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth; that can transport the sailor and the traveller, thousands of miles away, back to his own fire-side and his quiet home! by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childish days; that can recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth; that can transport the sailor and the traveller, thousands of miles away, back to his own fire-side and his quiet home!


Quote: Home is a name, a word, it is a strong one. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

Home is a name, a word, it is a strong one.


Quote: She wasn't a logically reasoning woman, but God is good, and hearts may count in heaven as high as heads. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

She wasn't a logically reasoning woman, but God is good, and hearts may count in heaven as high as heads.


Quote: Heaven knows we need never be ashamed of our tears, for they are rain upon the blinding dust of earth, overlying our hard hearts. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

Heaven knows we need never be ashamed of our tears, for they are rain upon the blinding dust of earth, overlying our hard hearts.


Quote: 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! by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

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!


Quote: 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. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

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.


Quote: United metropolitan improved hot muffin and crumpet baking and punctual delivery company. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

United metropolitan improved hot muffin and crumpet baking and punctual delivery company.


Quote: This is a world of action, and not moping and droning in. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

This is a world of action, and not moping and droning in.




Quote: Remembrance, like a candle, burns brightest at Christmastime. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

Remembrance, like a candle, burns brightest at Christmastime.


Quote: Accidents will occur in the best regulated families. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

Accidents will occur in the best regulated families.


Quote: Lawyers are shy of meddling with the Law on their own account: knowing it to be an edged tool of uncertain application, very expensive in the working, and rather remarkable for its properties of close shaving than for its always shaving the right person. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

Lawyers are shy of meddling with the Law on their own account: knowing it to be an edged tool of uncertain application, very expensive in the working, and rather remarkable for its properties of close shaving than for its always shaving the right person.


Quote: What is peace? Is it war? No. Is it strife? No. Is it lovely, and gentle, and beautiful, and pleasant, and serene, and joyful? O yes! by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

What is peace? Is it war? No. Is it strife? No. Is it lovely, and gentle, and beautiful, and pleasant, and serene, and joyful? O yes!




Quote: For 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. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

For 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.


Quote: It was a cold hard easterly morning when he latched the garden gate and turned away. The light snowfall which had feathered his schoolroom windows on the Thursday, still lingered in the air, and was falling white, while the wind blew black. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

It was a cold hard easterly morning when he latched the garden gate and turned away. The light snowfall which had feathered his schoolroom windows on the Thursday, still lingered in the air, and was falling white, while the wind blew black.


Quote: Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen nineteen and six , result happiness.
Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pounds ought and six, result misery. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen nineteen and six , result happiness.
Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pounds ought and six, result misery.


Quote: We umble ones have got eyes, mostly speaking -- and we look out of 'em. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

We umble ones have got eyes, mostly speaking -- and we look out of 'em.


Quote: Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we'd give blood. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we'd give blood.


Quote: 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. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

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.


Quote: And can it be that in a world so full and busy the loss of one creature makes a void so wide and deep that nothing but the width and depth of eternity can fill it up! by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

And can it be that in a world so full and busy the loss of one creature makes a void so wide and deep that nothing but the width and depth of eternity can fill it up!




Quote: There can be no disparity in marriage like unsuitability of mind and purpose. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

There can be no disparity in marriage like unsuitability of mind and purpose.


Quote: 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. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

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.


Quote: There was a piece of ornamental water immediately below the parapet, on the other side, into which Mr. James Harthouse had a very strong inclination to pitch Mr. Thomas Gradgrind Junior. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

There was a piece of ornamental water immediately below the parapet, on the other side, into which Mr. James Harthouse had a very strong inclination to pitch Mr. Thomas Gradgrind Junior.


Quote: Any man may be in good spirits and good temper when he's well dressed. There ain't much credit in that. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

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


Quote: And a beautiful world we live in, when it is possible, and when many other such things are possible, and not only possible, but done -- done, see you! -- under that sky there, every day. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

And a beautiful world we live in, when it is possible, and when many other such things are possible, and not only possible, but done -- done, see you! -- under that sky there, every day.




Quote: When I had lain awake a little awhile, those extraordinary voices with which silence teems, began to make themselves audible. The closet whispered, the fireplace sighed, the little washing-stand ticked, and one guitar-string played occasionally in the chest of drawers. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of Charles Dickens quote; white text on black background

When I had lain awake a little awhile, those extraordinary voices with which silence teems, began to make themselves audible. The closet whispered, the fireplace sighed, the little washing-stand ticked, and one guitar-string played occasionally in the chest of drawers.


Quote: I care for no man on earth, and no man on earth cares for me. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

I care for no man on earth, and no man on earth cares for me.


Quote: That glorious vision of doing good is so often the sanguine mirage of so many good minds. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

That glorious vision of doing good is so often the sanguine mirage of so many good minds.


Quote: My advice is, never do to-morrow what you can do today. Procrastination is the thief of time. Collar him! by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

My advice is, never do to-morrow what you can do today. Procrastination is the thief of time. Collar him!


Quote: Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.


Quote: Spring is the time of year when it is summer in the sun and winter in the shade. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

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


Quote: She had curiously thoughtful and attentive eyes; eyes that were very pretty and very good. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

She had curiously thoughtful and attentive eyes; eyes that were very pretty and very good.


Quote: Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has plenty; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has plenty; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.


Quote: I hope that real love and truth are stronger in the end than any evil or misfortune in the world. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

I hope that real love and truth are stronger in the end than any evil or misfortune in the world.


Quote: The world belongs to those who set out to conquer it armed with self confidence and good humour. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

The world belongs to those who set out to conquer it armed with self confidence and good humour.


Quote: There is prodigious strength in sorrow and despair. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

There is prodigious strength in sorrow and despair.


Quote: Trifles make the sum of life. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

Trifles make the sum of life.


Quote: 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. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

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.


Quote: There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

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


Quote: We need never be ashamed of our tears. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

We need never be ashamed of our tears.


Quote: There is a wisdom of the head, and… there is a wisdom of the heart. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

There is a wisdom of the head, and… there is a wisdom of the heart.


Quote: 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. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

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.


Quote: A man is lucky if he is the first love of a woman. A woman is lucky if she is the last love of a man. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

A man is lucky if he is the first love of a woman. A woman is lucky if she is the last love of a man.


Quote: 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. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

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.


Quote: It is a pleasant thing to reflect upon, and furnishes a complete answer to those who contend for the gradual degeneration of the human species, that every baby born into the world is a finer one than the last. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

It is a pleasant thing to reflect upon, and furnishes a complete answer to those who contend for the gradual degeneration of the human species, that every baby born into the world is a finer one than the last.


Quote: It's my old girl that advises. She has the head. But I never own to it before her. Discipline must be maintained. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

It's my old girl that advises. She has the head. But I never own to it before her. Discipline must be maintained.


Quote: Let us be moral. Let us contemplate existence. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

Let us be moral. Let us contemplate existence.


Quote: He had but one eye and the pocket of prejudice runs in favor of two. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

He had but one eye and the pocket of prejudice runs in favor of two.


Quote: 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. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

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.


Quote: When a man bleeds inwardly, it is a dangerous thing for himself; but when he laughs inwardly, it bodes no good to other people. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

When a man bleeds inwardly, it is a dangerous thing for himself; but when he laughs inwardly, it bodes no good to other people.


Quote: No one is useless in this world who lightens the burden of it to anyone else. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

No one is useless in this world who lightens the burden of it to anyone else.


Quote: 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. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of Charles Dickens quote; white text on black background

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.


Quote: It opens the lungs, washes the countenance, exercises the eyes, and softens down the temper; so cry away. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

It opens the lungs, washes the countenance, exercises the eyes, and softens down the temper; so cry away.


Quote: Papa, potatoes, poultry, prunes and prism, are all very good words for the lips. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

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


Quote: You don't carry in your countenance a letter of recommendation. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

You don't carry in your countenance a letter of recommendation.


Quote: 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. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

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.


Quote: Anything for the quick life, as the man said when he took the situation at the lighthouse. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

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


Quote: There is nothing so strong or safe in an emergency of life as the simple truth. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

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


Quote: The age of chivalry is past. Bores have succeeded to dragons. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

The age of chivalry is past. Bores have succeeded to dragons.


Quote: It is a melancholy truth that even great men have their poor relations. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

It is a melancholy truth that even great men have their poor relations.


Quote: I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

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


Quote: Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

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


Quote: Regrets are the natural property of grey hairs. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

Regrets are the natural property of grey hairs.


Quote: There are dark shadows on the earth, but its lights are stronger in the contrast. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

There are dark shadows on the earth, but its lights are stronger in the contrast.


Quote: In the little world in which children have their existence, whosoever brings them up, there is nothing so finely perceived and so finely felt, as injustice. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

In the little world in which children have their existence, whosoever brings them up, there is nothing so finely perceived and so finely felt, as injustice.


Quote: The men who learn endurance, are they who call the whole world, brother. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

The men who learn endurance, are they who call the whole world, brother.


Quote: There is a wisdom of the head, and a wisdom of the heart. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

There is a wisdom of the head, and a wisdom of the heart.


Quote: May not the complaint, that common people are above their station, often take its rise in the fact of uncommon people being below theirs? by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

May not the complaint, that common people are above their station, often take its rise in the fact of uncommon people being below theirs?


Quote: Electric communication will never be a substitute for the face of someone who with their soul encourages another person to be brave and true. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

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


Quote: 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. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

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.


Quote: The civility which money will purchase, is rarely extended to those who have none. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

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


Quote: Reflect upon your present blessings of which every man has many -- not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

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


Quote: Send forth the child and childish man together, and blush for the pride that libels our own old happy state, and gives its title to an ugly and distorted image. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

Send forth the child and childish man together, and blush for the pride that libels our own old happy state, and gives its title to an ugly and distorted image.


Quote: A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

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


Quote: Credit is a system whereby a person who can not pay gets another person who can not pay to guarantee that he can pay. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

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


Quote: He would make a lovely corpse. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

He would make a lovely corpse.


Quote: It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

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


Quote: 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. by author Charles Dickens overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

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.


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