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Charles Dickens Quotes

(1812-1870), British Novelist

Accidents will occur in the best-regulated families; and in families not regulated by that pervading influence which sanctifies while it enhances... in short, by the influence of Woman, in the lofty character of Wife, they may be expected with confidence, and must be borne with philosophy.

Category: Family

Many merry Christmases, friendships, great accumulation of cheerful recollections, affection on earth, and Heaven at last for all of us.

Category: Friends And Friendship

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

Category: Gentlemen

The word of a gentleman is as good as his bond; and sometimes better.

Category: Gentlemen

Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has plenty; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.

Category: Gratitude

It is a melancholy truth that even great men have their poor relations.

Category: Greatness

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.

Category: Home

Such is hope, heaven's own gift to struggling mortals, pervading, like some subtle essence from the skies, all things both good and bad.

Category: Hope

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

Category: Hunting

I revere the memory of Mr. F. as an estimable man and most indulgent husband, only necessary to mention Asparagus and it appeared or to hint at any little delicate thing to drink and it came like magic in a pint bottle; it was not ecstasy but it was comfort.

Category: Husbands

With affection beaming in one eye, and calculation shining out of the other.

Category: Hypocrisy

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

Category: Law And Lawyers

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.

Category: Law And Lawyers

Anything for the quick life, as the man said when he took the situation at the lighthouse.

Category: Life And Living

Life is made of ever so many partings welded together.

Category: Life And Living