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Charles Dickens Quotes

(1812-1870), British Novelist

I believe no satirist could breathe this air. If another Juvenal or Swift could rise up among us tomorrow, he would be hunted down. If you have any knowledge of our literature, and can give me the name of any man, American born and bred, who has anatomized our follies as a people, and not as this or that party; and who has escaped the foulest and most brutal slander, the most inveterate hatred and intolerant pursuit; it will be a strange name in my ears, believe me.

Category: Sarcasm

Minerva House was ''a finishing establishment for young ladies,'' where some twenty girls of the ages from thirteen to nineteen inclusive, acquired a smattering of everything and a knowledge of nothing.

Category: School

A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other.

Category: Secrets

A lady of what is commonly called an uncertain temper -- a phrase which being interpreted signifies a temper tolerably certain to make everybody more or less uncomfortable.

Category: Temper

A day wasted on others is not wasted on one's self.

Category: Time And Time Management

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

Category: Truth

We know, Mr. Weller -- we, who are men of the world -- that a good uniform must work its way with the women, sooner or later.

Category: Uniforms

Vices are sometimes only virtues carried to excess!

Category: Vice

I have known a vast quantity of nonsense talked about bad men not looking you in the face. Don't trust that conventional idea. Dishonesty will stare honesty out of countenance any day in the week, if there is anything to be got by it.

Category: Villains

Take example by your father, my boy, and be very careful of vidders all your life, specially if they've kept a public house, Sammy.

Category: Widowhood

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

Category: Wives

No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.

Category: Worth

A boy's story is the best that is ever told.

Category: Youth