Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens

Charles John Huffam Dickens (7 February 1812 – 9 June 1870) was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world's best-known fictional characters and is regarded by many as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era.

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The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again.

There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts.

Vices are sometimes only virtues carried to excess!

Dignity, and even holiness too, sometimes are more questions of coat and waistcoat than some people imagine.

Regrets are the natural property of grey hairs.

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.

Charity begins at home and justice begins next door.

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

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

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

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

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

It is a far far better thing that I do than I have ever done, it is a far far better rest that I go to than I have ever known.

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

The one great principle of English law is to make business for itself.

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.

We are so very 'umble.

An idea like a ghost must be spoken to a little before it will explain itself.

Subdue your appetites my dears and you've conquered human nature.

'Tis love that makes the world go round my baby.

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