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50 + Famous Charles Dickens Quotes

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50 + Amazing and famous Charles Dickens Quotes

Quotes- Collection of few words that pacify your soul.

In today’s busy world, it’s difficult for us to give proper time to our family and get some time for reading a book is surely a dream come true.  But, we all know the importance of reading in our day to day life but reading a book requires a lot of time.

To overcome this issue, we decided to provide you the best quotes from the great authors. In this article, we provide you the quotes from one of the great English Author Mr. Charles Dickens.

Anyone who is fond of reading a novel or book of English literature will definitely hear this name. Let me give you a brief introduction about Charles Dickens.

Picture of Charles Dickens
Charles Dickens

Charles was born in Portsmouth, England on 7th February 1812 and died on 9th June 1870 at the age of 58 years.  In this short span of life, he wrote many books. Some of its famous books are Great Expectations, Hard times, Bleak house etc.

We took some very good and amazing quotes from its books and other events.

Charles Dickens Quotes from Christmas Carol:-

“Merry Christmas! … What’s Christmas time to you but a time for paying bills without money; a time for finding yourself a year older, and not an hour richer; a time for balancing your books and having every item in ’em through a round dozen of months presented against you? If I would work my will … every idiot who goes about with “Merry Christmas,” on his lips, should be boiled with his own pudding, and buried with a stake of holly through his heart.”

“I have always thought of Christmas time, when it has come round — apart from the veneration due to its sacred name and origin, if anything belonging to it can be apart from that — as a good time: a kind, forgiving, charitable, pleasant time: the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely, and to think of people below them as if they really were fellow-passengers to the grave, and not another race of creatures bound on their journeys.”

“I wear the chain I forged in life….I made it link by link, and yard by yard; I girded it on of my own free will, and of my own free will I wore it.”

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

Charles Dickens Quotes from Oliver Twist:-

“Dignity, and even holiness too, sometimes, are more questions of coat and waistcoat than some people imagine.”

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

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

Charles Dickens Quotes from a tale of two Cities:-

“It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to, than I have ever known.”

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

Charles Dickens Quotes from other Books:-

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

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

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

“Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts.”

“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.”

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

”I never could have done what I have done without the habits of punctuality, order, and diligence, without the determination to concentrate myself on one subject at a time.”

”There is a wisdom of the head, and a wisdom of the heart.”

”Charity begins at home, and justice begins next door.”

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

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

“A loving heart is the truest wisdom.”

“There is nothing so strong or safe in an emergency of life as the simple truth.”

“Facts alone are wanted in life. Plant nothing else, and root out everything else.”

“There are many pleasant fictions of the law in constant operation, but there is not one so pleasant or practically humorous as that which supposes every man to be of equal value in its impartial eye, and the benefits of all laws to be equally attainable by all men, without the smallest reference to the furniture of their pockets.”

“Grief never mended no broken bones.”

“Train up a fig-tree in the way it should go, and when you are old sit under the shade of it.”

“Subdue your appetites, my dears, and you’ve conquered human nature.”

“Any man may be in good spirits and good temper when he’s well dressed.”

“For who can wonder that man should feel a vague belief in tales of disembodied spirits wandering through those places which they once dearly affected, when he himself, scarcely less separated from his old world than they, is forever lingering upon past emotions and bygone times, and hovering, the ghost of his former self, about the places and people that warmed his heart of old?”

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

“A good uniform must work its way with the women, sooner or later.”

“We forge the chains, we wear in life”.

“Gold conjures up a mist about a man, more destructive of all his old senses and lulling to his feelings than the fumes of charcoal.”

“There are only two styles of portrait painting: the serious and the smirk.”

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

“When men are about to commit, or sanction the commission of some injustice, it is not uncommon for them to express pity for the object either of that or some parallel proceeding, and to feel themselves, at the time, quite virtuous and moral, and immensely superior to those who express no pity at all. This is a kind of upholding of faith above works, and is very comfortable.”

“It is a hopeless endeavor to attract people to a theatre unless they can be first brought to believe that they will never get in.”

“Lawyers are shy of meddling with the Law on their own account: knowing it to be an edged tool of uncertain application, very expensive in the working, and rather remarkable for its properties of close shaving than for its always shaving the right person.”

“We lawyers are always curious, always inquisitive, always picking up odds and ends for our patchwork minds, since there is no knowing when and where they may fit into some corner.”

“Throughout life, our worst weaknesses and meannesses are usually committed for the sake of the people we most despise.”

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

“A word in earnest is as good as a speech.”

“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.4

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

“Spring is the time of year when it is summer in the sun and winter in the shade.”

“To conceal anything from those to whom I am attached, is not in my nature. I can never close my lips where I have opened my heart.”

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

“My guiding star always is, Get hold of portable property.”

“I have known a vast quantity of nonsense talked about bad men not looking you in the face. Don’t trust that conventional idea. Dishonesty will stare honesty out of countenance, any day in the week, if there is anything to be got by it.”

“There is a wisdom of the Head, and … there is a wisdom of the Heart.”

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

“Of all bad listeners, the worst and most terrible to encounter is the man who is so fond of listening that he wishes to hear, not only your conversation, but that of every other person in the room.”

“Vices are sometimes only virtues carried to excess!”

“Consider nothing impossible, then treat possibilities as probabilities.”

“The habit of paying compliments kept a man’s tongue oiled without any expense.”

“We must scrunch or be scrunched.”

“The things that never happen, are often as much realities to us, in their effects, as those that are accomplished.”

“It is the same with any life. Imagine one selected day struck out of it, and think how different its course would have been. Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation of the first link on one memorable day.”

“I wear the chain I forged in life….I made it link by link, and yard by yard; I girded it on of my own free will, and of my own free will I wore it.”

“I’ll tell you … what real love is. It is blind devotion, unquestioning self-humiliation, utter submission, trust and belief against yourself and against the whole world, giving up your whole heart and soul to the smiter — as I did!”

“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.”

“Take nothing on its looks; take everything on evidence. There’s no better rule.”

“It’s in vain to recall the past, unless it works some influence upon the present.”

“No one who can read, ever looks at a book, even unopened on a shelf, like one who cannot.”

“The night is like a seaside night in England toward the end of September. They say it is the prelude to clear weather. But the wind is roaring now, and the sea is raving, and the rain is driving down, as if they had all set in for a real hearty picnic, and each had brought its own relations to the general festivity.”

“The worst of all listeners is the man who does nothing but listen.”

These all quotes are very motivational and educational. Most of the quotes have been taken from its books. If you have read all the quotes, it may hardly take an hour; these quotes will really transform your thinking.

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