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quote by Charles Dickens: 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. with background image: 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.

--Charles Dickens
quote by Charles Dickens: 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 background image: 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.

--Charles Dickens
quote by Charles Dickens: There is a passion for hunting something deeply implanted in the human breast. with background image: photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

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

--Charles Dickens
quote by Charles Dickens: 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. with background image: 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.

--Charles Dickens
quote by Charles Dickens: 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. with background image: 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.

--Charles Dickens
quote by Charles Dickens: The cloud of caring for nothing, which overshadowed him with such a fatal darkness, was very rarely pierced by the light within him. with background image: 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.

--Charles Dickens

quote by Charles Dickens: 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. with background image: 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.

--Charles Dickens
quote by Charles Dickens: 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 w… with background image: 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.

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

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

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

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

--Charles Dickens
quote by Charles Dickens: 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. with background image: 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.

--Charles Dickens

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

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

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

--Charles Dickens

quote by Charles Dickens: 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. with background image: 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.

--Charles Dickens
quote by Charles Dickens: Heavens knows we need never be ashamed of our tears, for they are rain upon the blinding dust of earth, overlying our hard hearts. with background image: 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.

--Charles Dickens
quote by Charles Dickens: 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 … with background image: 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.

--Charles Dickens

quote by Charles Dickens: 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. with background image: 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.

--Charles Dickens
quote by Charles Dickens: 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 e… with background image: 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.

--Charles Dickens
quote by Charles Dickens: I find the nights long, for I sleep but little, and think much. with background image: photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

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

--Charles Dickens
quote by Charles Dickens: Not knowing how he lost himself, or how he recovered himself, he may never feel certain of not losing himself again. with background image: 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.

--Charles Dickens
quote by Charles Dickens: 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. with background image: 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.

--Charles Dickens
quote by Charles Dickens: 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. with background image: 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.

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

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

--Charles Dickens

quote by Charles Dickens: 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. with background image: 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.

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

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

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

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

--Charles Dickens
quote by Charles Dickens: 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. with background image: 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.

--Charles Dickens
quote by Charles Dickens: 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 c… with background image: 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.

--Charles Dickens
quote by Charles Dickens: Foggier yet, and colder! Piercing, searching, biting cold. with background image: photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

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

--Charles Dickens
quote by Charles Dickens: I never see any difference in boys. I only know two sorts of boys. Mealy boys and beef-faced boys. with background image: 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.

--Charles Dickens
quote by Charles Dickens: So may the New Year be a happy one to you, happy to many more whose happiness depends on you! with background image: 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!

--Charles Dickens
quote by Charles Dickens: Death is a mighty, universal truth. with background image: photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

Death is a mighty, universal truth.

--Charles Dickens
quote by Charles Dickens: A very little key will open a very heavy door. with background image: photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

A very little key will open a very heavy door.

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

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

--Charles Dickens
quote by Charles Dickens: 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. with background image: 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.

--Charles Dickens
quote by Charles Dickens: To a young heart everything is fun. with background image: photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

To a young heart everything is fun.

--Charles Dickens
quote by Charles Dickens: Our love had begun in folly, and ended in madness! with background image: photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

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

--Charles Dickens

quote by Charles Dickens: 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. with background image: 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.

--Charles Dickens
quote by Charles Dickens: 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 se… with background image: 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.

--Charles Dickens
quote by Charles Dickens: There are many things which I might have derived good, by which I have not profited. with background image: photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

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

--Charles Dickens
quote by Charles Dickens: 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. with background image: 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.

--Charles Dickens
quote by Charles Dickens: My impression is, after many years of consideration, that there never can have been anybody in the world who played worse. with background image: 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.

--Charles Dickens
quote by Charles Dickens: 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 he… with background image: 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.

--Charles Dickens

quote by Charles Dickens: He takes out his anger by having his carriage speed through the streets, scattering the commoners in the way. with background image: 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.

--Charles Dickens
quote by Charles Dickens: It is too late for that. I shall never be better than I am. I shall sink lower, and be worse. with background image: 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.

--Charles Dickens
quote by Charles Dickens: 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. with background image: 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.

--Charles Dickens
quote by Charles Dickens: 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… with background image: 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.

--Charles Dickens
quote by Charles Dickens: 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. Wh… with background image: 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.

--Charles Dickens
quote by Charles Dickens: 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 t… with background image: 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.

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

--Charles Dickens
quote by Charles Dickens: 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 co… with background image: 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.

--Charles Dickens
quote by Charles Dickens: Please, sir, I want some more. with background image: photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

Please, sir, I want some more.

--Charles Dickens
quote by Charles Dickens: 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. with background image: 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.

--Charles Dickens
quote by Charles Dickens: I know enough of the world now to have almost lost the capacity of being much surprised by anything. with background image: 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.

--Charles Dickens
quote by Charles Dickens: My sister having so much to do, was going to church vicariously, that is to say, Joe and I were going. with background image: 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.

--Charles Dickens
quote by Charles Dickens: We'll start to forget a place once we left it. with background image: photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

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

--Charles Dickens
quote by Charles Dickens: 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 … with background image: 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.

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

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

--Charles Dickens
quote by Charles Dickens: 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. with background image: 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.

--Charles Dickens
quote by Charles Dickens: 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. with background image: 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.

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

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

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

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

--Charles Dickens
quote by Charles Dickens: Every baby born into the world is a finer one than the last. with background image: photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

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

--Charles Dickens
quote by Charles Dickens: 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. with background image: 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.

--Charles Dickens
quote by Charles Dickens: 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. with background image: 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.

--Charles Dickens
quote by Charles Dickens: 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! with background image: 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!

--Charles Dickens
quote by Charles Dickens: 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! with background image: 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!

--Charles Dickens
quote by Charles Dickens: 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. with background image: 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.

--Charles Dickens
quote by Charles Dickens: 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 a… with background image: 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.

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

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

--Charles Dickens
quote by Charles Dickens: 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. with background image: 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.

--Charles Dickens
quote by Charles Dickens: 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. with background image: 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.

--Charles Dickens

quote by Charles Dickens: 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, … with background image: 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.

--Charles Dickens

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

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

--Charles Dickens
quote by Charles Dickens: There seems a magic in the very name of Christmas. with background image: photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

There seems a magic in the very name of Christmas.

--Charles Dickens
quote by Charles Dickens: For it is good to be children sometimes, and never better than at Christmas, when its mighty Founder was a child Himself. with background image: 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.

--Charles Dickens
quote by Charles Dickens: Spite is a little word, but it represents as strange a jumble of feelings and compound of discords, as any polysyllable in the language. with background image: 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.

--Charles Dickens
quote by Charles Dickens: 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… with background image: 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.

--Charles Dickens
quote by Charles Dickens: It is a most miserable thing to feel ashamed of home. with background image: photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

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

--Charles Dickens
quote by Charles Dickens: 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, thousan… with background image: 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!

--Charles Dickens
quote by Charles Dickens: Home is a name, a word, it is a strong one. with background image: photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

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

--Charles Dickens

Longer Version:

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 by Charles Dickens: She wasn't a logically reasoning woman, but God is good, and hearts may count in heaven as high as heads. with background image: 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.

--Charles Dickens
quote by Charles Dickens: Heaven knows we need never be ashamed of our tears, for they are rain upon the blinding dust of earth, overlying our hard hearts. with background image: 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.

--Charles Dickens

Longer Version:

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 by Charles Dickens: 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 … with background image: 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!

--Charles Dickens
quote by Charles Dickens: 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. with background image: 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.

--Charles Dickens
quote by Charles Dickens: United metropolitan improved hot muffin and crumpet baking and punctual delivery company. with background image: photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

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

--Charles Dickens
quote by Charles Dickens: This is a world of action, and not moping and droning in. with background image: photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

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

--Charles Dickens

quote by Charles Dickens: Remembrance, like a candle, burns brightest at Christmastime. with background image: photo of author Charles Dickens with quote

Remembrance, like a candle, burns brightest at Christmastime.

--Charles Dickens
quote by Charles Dickens: 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 clos… with background image: 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.

--Charles Dickens
quote by Charles Dickens: 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! with background image: 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!

--Charles Dickens

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