Charles Dickens Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Charles Dickens quotes, Charles Dickens sayings, and Charles Dickens proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Nature gives to every time and season some beauties of its own.      

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

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There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor.     

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Old Time, that greatest and longest established spinner of all!.... his factory is a secret place, his work is noiseless, and his hands are mutes.     

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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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Charity begins at home, and justice begins next door.

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Heaven knows we need never be ashamed of our tears, for they are rain upon the blinding dust of earth, overlying our hard hearts.

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

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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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Never close your lips to those whom you have opened your heart.

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

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Heaven knows we need never be ashamed of our tears, for they are rain upon the blinding dust of earth, overlying our hard hearts.

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We need never be ashamed of our tears.

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It opens the lungs, washes the countenance, exercises the eyes, and softens down the temper; so cry away.     

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The Pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again.

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

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

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

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

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Every baby born into the world is a finer one than the last.     

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There are only two styles of portrait painting; the serious and the smirk.

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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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Suffering has been stronger than all other teaching, and has taught me to understand what your heart used to be. I have been bent and broken, but - I hope - into a better shape.

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

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

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Regrets are the natural property of grey hairs.     

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What greater gift than the love of a cat?

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Minds, like bodies, will often fall into a pimpled, ill-conditioned state from mere excess of comfort.     

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The important thing is this: to be ready at any moment to sacrifice what you are for what you could become.

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Subdue your appetites, my dears, and you've conquered human nature.

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