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Charles Dickens Quotes

(1812-1870), British Novelist

I feel an earnest and humble desire, and shall till I die, to increase the stock of harmless cheerfulness.

Category: Cheerfulness

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

Category: Communication

Fan the sinking flame of hilarity with the wing of friendship; and pass the rosy wine.

Category: Company

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 subject at a time...

Category: Concentration

The whole difference between construction and creation is this; that a thing constructed can only be loved after it is constructed; but a thing created is loved before it exists.

Category: Creativity

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.

Category: Credit

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

Category: Cries And Crying

He would make a lovely corpse.

Category: Death And Dying

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

Category: Debt

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

Category: Dress

There are strings in the human heart that had better not be vibrated.

Category: Emotions

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

Category: Endurance

Let us be moral. Let us contemplate existence.

Category: Existence

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

Category: Eyes

Now, what I want is, facts. Teach these boys and girls nothing but Facts. Facts alone are wanted in life. Plant nothing else, and root out everything else. You can only form the minds of reasoning animals upon Facts: nothing else will ever be of any service to them. This is the principle on which I bring up my own children, and this is the principle on which I bring up these children. Stick to Facts, sir!

Category: Facts