Quotes by Charles Dickens

Charles John Huffam Dickens 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.

Quotes by Charles Dickens
Quote by Charles Dickens

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

Light, Shadows
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Quote by Charles Dickens

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

Farewell
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Quote by Charles Dickens

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

Wisdom, Mind vs. Heart
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Quote by Charles Dickens

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

Heart
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Book Quote by Charles Dickens from A Christmas Carol

Really, for a man who had been out of practice for so many years it was a splendid laugh!

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Book Quote by Charles Dickens from A Christmas Carol

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

Children, Christmas
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Book Quote by Charles Dickens from A Christmas Carol

No space of regret can make amends for one life's opportunity misused.

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Book Quote by Charles Dickens from Oliver Twist

But, tears were not the things to find their way to Mr. Bumble's soul; his heart was waterproof.

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Book Quote by Charles Dickens from Oliver Twist

Some people are nobody's enemies but their own.

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Book Quote by Charles Dickens from Oliver Twist

Please, sir, I want some more.

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Book Quote by Charles Dickens from Oliver Twist

It is because I think so much of warm and sensitive hearts, that I would spare them from being wounded.

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Book Quote by Charles Dickens from Oliver Twist

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

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Quote by 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.

Spring, Sun
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Quote by Charles Dickens - auf Drängen seiner Schwägerin sich hinzulegen - letzte Worte

Yes, on the ground.

Last Words
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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.

Crying & Tears, Feelings
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Quote by Charles Dickens

A very little key will open a very heavy door.

Small Things
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Quote by Charles Dickens

If there were no bad people, there would be no good lawyers.

Lawyer
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Quote by Charles Dickens

To conceal anything from those to whom I am attached, is not in my nature. I can never close my lips where I have opened my heart.

Heart, Love
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Book Quote by Charles Dickens from Oliver Twist

Among other public buildings in a certain town, which for many reasons it will be prudent to refrain from mentioning, and to which I will assign no fictitious name, there is one anciently common to most towns, great or small: to wit, a workhouse; and in this workhouse was born; on a day and date which I need not trouble myself to repeat, inasmuch as it can be of no possible consequence to the reader, in this stage of the business at all events; the item of mortality whose name is prefixed to the head of this chapter.

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Quote by Charles Dickens

No one is useless in this world, who lightens the burden of it for any one else.

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Quote by Charles Dickens

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

Children, Justice
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Book Quote by Charles Dickens from A Christmas Carol

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

Laughing & Smile
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Quote by Charles Dickens

I feel the truth, that trifles make the sum of life.

Life
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