Charles Dickens Sayings and Quotes

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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.     

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

For my heart was softened by my return, and such a change had come to pass, that I felt like on who was toiling home barefoot from distant travel, and whose wanderings had lasted many years.     

Charles Dickens

The civility which money will purchase, is rarely extended to those who have none.     

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

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

Charles Dickens

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

Charles Dickens

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

Charles Dickens

Credit is a system whereby a person who can not pay gets another person who can not pay to guarantee that he can pay.     

Charles Dickens

A loving heart is the truest wisdom.     

Charles Dickens

There is a wisdom of the head, and… there is a wisdom of the heart.     

Charles Dickens

Vengeance and retribution require a long time; it is the rule.      

Charles Dickens

There are dark shadows on the earth, but its lights are stronger in the contrast.     

Charles Dickens

The cramped monotony of my existence grinds me away by the grain.     

Charles Dickens

There is no substitute for thoroughgoing, ardent, and sincere earnestness.     

Charles Dickens

That sort of half sigh, which, accompanied by two or three slight nods of the head, is pity's small change in general society.     

Charles Dickens

Cheerfulness and contentment are great beautifiers, and are famous preservers of good looks     

Charles Dickens

Any man may be in good spirits and good temper when he's well dressed.     

Charles Dickens

Trifles make the sum of life.     

Charles Dickens

A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other.     

Charles Dickens

All of us have wonders hidden in our breasts, only needing circumstances to evoke them.     

Charles Dickens

Blunt tools are sometimes found of use where sharper instruments would fail.     

Charles Dickens

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

Charles Dickens

Death may beget life, but oppression can beget nothing other than itself.     

Charles Dickens

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

Charles Dickens

Accidents will occur in the best-regulated families.     

Charles Dickens

Anything that makes a noise is satisfactory to a crowd.     

Charles Dickens

Cheerfulness and contentment are great beautifiers, and are famous preservers of good looks.     

Charles Dickens

Champagne is one of the elegant extras in life.     

Charles Dickens

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.     

Charles Dickens