Charles Dickens Sayings and Quotes

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

Charles Dickens

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

Charles Dickens

Heaven knows we need never be ashamed of our tears, for they are rain upon the blinding dust of earth, overlying our hard hearts. I was better after I had cried, than before--more sorry, more aware of my own ingratitude, more gentle.     

Charles Dickens

We need never be ashamed of our tears.     

Charles Dickens

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

Charles Dickens

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

Charles Dickens

The New Year, like an infant heir to the whole world, was waited for, with welcomes, presents, and rejoicings.     

Charles Dickens

A new heart for a New Year, always!     

Charles Dickens

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

Charles Dickens

I only ask to be free. The butterflies are free.     

Charles Dickens

I only ask to be free. The butterflies are free.     

Charles Dickens

With affection beaming in one eye, and calculation shining out of the other.     

Charles Dickens

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

Charles Dickens

Do all the good you can, and make as little fuss about it as possible.     

Charles Dickens

If there were no bad people, there would be no good lawyers.     

Charles Dickens

No one is useless in this world who lightens the burden of it for anyone else.     

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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.     

Charles Dickens

A loving heart is the truest wisdom.     

Charles Dickens

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

Charles Dickens

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

Charles Dickens

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

Charles Dickens

All good ends can be worked out by good means. Those that cannot, are bad; and may be counted so at once, and left alone.     

Charles Dickens

I will honor christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.     

Charles Dickens

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.     

Charles Dickens

I love these little people; and it is not a slight thing when they, who are so fresh from God, love us.     

Charles Dickens

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

Charles Dickens

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

Charles Dickens

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

Charles Dickens

I loved her against reason, against promise, against peace, against hope, against happiness, against all discouragement that could be.     

Charles Dickens

I loved her against reason, against promise, against peace, against hope, against happiness, against all discouragement that could be.     

Charles Dickens