Charles Dickens - Page 2

Never sign a valentine with your own name.
– Charles Dickens

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

I believe that Virtue shows quite as well in rags and patches as she does in purple and fine linen.
– Charles Dickens

“It was as true”, said Mr. Barkus, “as taxes is. And nothing is truer than them.”
– Charles Dickens

Train up a fig tree in the way it should go, and when you are old sit under the shade of it.
– Charles Dickens

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

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

It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.
– Charles Dickens

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

Charity begins at home and justice begins next door.
– Charles Dickens

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

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

All of us have wonders hidden in our breasts, only needing circumstances to evoke them.
– Charles Dickens

Minds, like bodies, will often fall into a pimpled, ill-conditioned state from mere excess of comfort.
– Charles Dickens

I made a compact with myself that in my person literature should stand by itself, of itself, and for itself.
– Charles Dickens

. . . there are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts.
– Charles Dickens

You don’t carry in your countenance a letter of recommendation.
– Charles Dickens

Home is a name, a word, it is a strong one; stronger than magician ever spoke, or spirit ever answered to, in the strongest conjuration.
– Charles Dickens

Do all the good you can, and make as little fuss about it as possible.
– Charles Dickens

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