quotes of Charles Dickens; 367 quotes

"Whatever I have tried to do in life, I have tried with all my heart to do it well; whatever I have devoted myself to, I have devoted myself completely; in great aims and in small I have always thoroughly been in earnest."

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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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"The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again."

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

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"It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade."

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"Polly put the kettle on, we'll all have tea"

"Credit is a system whereby a person who can't pay gets another person who can't pay to guarantee that he can pay"

"If its individual citizens, to a man, are to be believed, it always is depressed, and always is stagnated, and always is at an alarming crisis, and never was otherwise; though as a body, they are ready to make oath upon the Evangelists, at any hour of the day or night, that it is the most thriving and prosperous of all countries on the habitable globe."

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"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!"

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"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."

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