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Summary

Charles Dickens (born as Charles John Huffam Dickens in Landport, Portsmouth, England, died in Gad's Hill Place, Higham, Kent, England) was a famous Novelist from England, who lived between February 7, 1812 and June 9, 1870. He became 58 years old.

Biography

Charles John Huffam Dickens was an English writer of the Victorian era, known for novels like Oliver Twist and David Copperfield.

He is often regarded as one of the most famous English writers, he was recognized for its gripping stories and memorable characters, and he became popular throughout the world in his lifetime. Dickens wrote most of his books as serials in the 32-page booklet, this was a format and a distribution form of novels, which he helped to develop and generalize.

Zodiac etc.

He is born under the zodiac aquarius, who is known for Knowledge, Humanitarian, Serious, Insightful, Duplicitous. Our collection contains 59 quotes who is written / told by Charles, under the main topics: Men, Wisdom.

Related authors: David Copperfield

Source / external links:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Dickens

Famous quotes by Charles Dickens (59)


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"A loving heart is the truest wisdom"
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"I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year"
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"There is a wisdom of the head, and a wisdom of the heart"
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"I only ask to be free. The butterflies are free"
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"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"
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"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"
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"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"
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"He would make a lovely corpse"
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"He had but one eye and the pocket of prejudice runs in favor of two"
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"Great men are seldom over-scrupulous in the arrangement of their attire"
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"The whole difference between construction and creation is exactly this: that a thing constructed can only be loved after it is constructed; but a thing created is loved before it exists"
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"There are dark shadows on the earth, but its lights are stronger in the contrast"
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"The age of chivalry is past. Bores have succeeded to dragons"
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"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times"
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"There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts"
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"The first rule of business is: Do other men for they would do you"
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"Most men are individuals no longer so far as their business, its activities, or its moralities are concerned. They are not units but fractions"
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"It's my old girl that advises. She has the head. But I never own to it before her. Discipline must be maintained"
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"May not the complaint, that common people are above their station, often take its rise in the fact of uncommon people being below theirs?"
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"Charity begins at home, and justice begins next door"
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"Bring in the bottled lightning, a clean tumbler, and a corkscrew"
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"Anything for the quick life, as the man said when he took the situation at the lighthouse"
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"Any man may be in good spirits and good temper when he's well dressed. There ain't much credit in that"
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"An idea, like a ghost, must be spoken to a little before it will explain itself"
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"Although a skillful flatterer is a most delightful companion if you have him all to yourself, his taste becomes very doubtful when he takes to complimenting other people"
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"A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other"
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"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"
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"A day wasted on others is not wasted on one's self"
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"A boy's story is the best that is ever told"
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"Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts"
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"Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childhood days, recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth, and transport the traveler back to his own fireside and quiet home!"
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"Fan the sinking flame of hilarity with the wing of friendship; and pass the rosy wine"
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"Electric communication will never be a substitute for the face of someone who with their soul encourages another person to be brave and true"
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"Do you spell it with a "V" or a "W"?' inquired the judge. 'That depends upon the taste and fancy of the speller, my Lord'"
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"Dignity, and even holiness too, sometimes, are more questions of coat and waistcoat than some people imagine"
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"Credit is a system whereby a person who can not pay gets another person who can not pay to guarantee that he can pay"
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"Cows are my passion. What I have ever sighed for has been to retreat to a Swiss farm, and live entirely surrounded by cows - and china"
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"We forge the chains we wear in life"
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"We are so very 'umble"
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"Vices are sometimes only virtues carried to excess!"
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"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"
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"'Tis love that makes the world go round, my baby"
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"This is a world of action, and not for moping and droning in"
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"There is nothing so strong or safe in an emergency of life as the simple truth"
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"There are strings in the human heart that had better not be vibrated"
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"There are only two styles of portrait painting; the serious and the smirk"
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"That sort of half sigh, which, accompanied by two or three slight nods of the head, is pity's small change in general society"
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"Subdue your appetites, my dears, and you've conquered human nature"
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"Send forth the child and childish man together, and blush for the pride that libels our own old happy state, and gives its title to an ugly and distorted image"
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"Renunciation remains sorrow, though a sorrow borne willingly"
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"Regrets are the natural property of grey hairs"
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"Reflect upon your present blessings of which every man has many - not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some"
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"Papa, potatoes, poultry, prunes and prism, are all very good words for the lips"
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"Oh the nerves, the nerves; the mysteries of this machine called man! Oh the little that unhinges it, poor creatures that we are!"
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"No one is useless in this world who lightens the burden of it to anyone else"
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"Nature gives to every time and season some beauties of its own; and from morning to night, as from the cradle to the grave, it is but a succession of changes so gentle and easy that we can scarcely mark their progress"
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"It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to, than I have ever known"
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"In the little world in which children have their existence, whosoever brings them up, there is nothing so finely perceived and so finely felt, as injustice"
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"If there were no bad people, there would be no good lawyers"


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