Charles Dickens Sayings and Quotes

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

Charles Dickens

Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.     

Charles Dickens

Come, let's be a comfortable couple and take care of each other! How glad we shall be, that we have somebody we are fond of always, to talk to and sit with.     

Charles Dickens

And can it be that in a world so full and busy the loss of one creature makes a void so wide and deep that nothing but the width and depth of eternity can fill it up!     

Charles Dickens

I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.     

Charles Dickens

The more man knows of man, the better for the common brotherhood among men.     

Charles Dickens

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

Charles Dickens

The word of a gentleman is as good as his bond; and sometimes better.     

Charles Dickens

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

Charles Dickens

Love is a crazy thing. It sucks and is totally overrated.     

Charles Dickens

My uncle, gentlemen, could say nothing; he was so very much astonished The queerest thing of all, was, that although there was such a crowd of persons, and although fresh faces were pouring in, every moment, there was no telling where they came from. They seemed to start up, in some strange manner, from the ground, or the air, and disappear in the same way.     

Charles Dickens

When the wind is blowing and the sleet or rain is driving against the dark windows, I love to sit by the fire, thinking of what I have read in books of voyage and travel.     

Charles Dickens

The year end brings no greater pleasure then the opportunity to express to you season's greetings and good wishes. May your holidays and new year be filled with joy.     

Charles Dickens

The men who learn endurance, are they who call the whole world, brother.     

Charles Dickens

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.     

Charles Dickens

Come, let's be a comfortable couple and take care of each other! How glad we shall be, that we have somebody we are fond of always, to talk to and sit with.     

Charles Dickens

Try not to associate bodily defect with mental, my good friend, except for a solid reason.     

Charles Dickens

It is no small thing that they, who are so fresh from God, love us.     

Charles Dickens

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

Charles Dickens

Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pound ought and six, result misery.     

Charles Dickens

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.     

Charles Dickens

It is a melancholy truth that even great men have their poor relations.     

Charles Dickens

One always begins to forgive a place as soon as it's left behind.     

Charles Dickens

There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts.     

Charles Dickens

A word in earnest is as good as a speech.     

Charles Dickens

Man cannot really improve himself without improving others.     

Charles Dickens

Time was with most of us, when Christmas Day, encircling all our limited world like a magic ring, left nothing out for us to miss or seek; bound together all our home enjoyments, affections, and hopes; grouped everything and everyone round the Christ.     

Charles Dickens

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!     

Charles Dickens

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

Charles Dickens

An idea, like a ghost, must be spoken to a little before it will explain itself.     

Charles Dickens