Charles Dickens Quotes and Quotations
It is a far, far better thing that I do, than anything I have ever done; it is a far, far, better rest that I go to, than I have ever known.
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.
If there were no bad people, there would be no good lawyers.
One always begins to forgive a place as soon as it's left behind.
Minds, like bodies, will often fall into a pimpled, ill-conditioned state from mere excess of comfort.
It's over, and can't be helped, and that's one consolation, as they always say in Turkey, when they cut the wrong man's head off.
He had but one eye, and the pocket of prejudice runs in favour of two.
Any man may be in good spirits and good temper when he's well dressed. There ain't much credit in that.
Secret, and self-contained, and solitary as an oyster.
"It was as true", said Mr. Barkus, "as taxes is. And nothing is truer than them."
Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many-not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
Time is the greatest and longest-established spinner of all. ... His factory is a secret place, his work noiseless, and his hands are mutes.
This is a world of action, and not for moping and droning in.
God bless us every one.
I have known him (Micawber) come home to supper with a flood of tears, and a declaration that nothing was now left but a jail; and go to bed making a calculation of the expense of putting bow-windows to the house, "in case anything turned up," which was his favorite expression.
He has gone to the demnition bow-wows.
Once a gentleman, always a gentleman.
'Umble we are, 'umble we have been, 'umble we shall ever be.
"If the law supposes that," said Mr. Bumble, "the law is a ass, a idiot."
"It was as true," said Mr. Barkis,... "as taxes is. And nothing's truer than them."
I believe that Virtue shows quite as well in rags and patches as she does in purple and fine linen.