245 Total Quotes

Charles Dickens Quotes

Charles Dickens
Cows are my passion. What I have ever sighed for has been to retreat to a Swiss farm, and live entirely surrounded by cows - and china.
Charles Dickens
#English Novelist

Charles Dickens
Electric communication will never be a substitute for the face of someone who with their soul encourages another person to be brave and true.
Charles Dickens
#English Novelist #Communication

Charles Dickens
There are dark shadows on the earth, but its lights are stronger in the contrast.
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#English Novelist #Contrast

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Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts.
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#English Novelist

Charles Dickens
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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#Cute #Blessings

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Bring in the bottled lightning, a clean tumbler, and a corkscrew.
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#English Novelist

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.
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#English Novelist

Charles Dickens
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.
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#English Novelist #Determination

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Scrooge was better than his word. He did it all, and infinitely more; and to Tiny Tim, who did not die, he was a second father. He became as good a friend, as good a master, and as good a man, as the good old city knew, or any other good old city, town, or borough, in the good old world. Some people laughed to see the alteration in him, but he let them laugh, and little heeded them; for he was wise enough to know that nothing ever happened on this globe, for good, at which some people did not have their fill of laughter in the outset; and knowing that such as these would be blind anyway, he thought it quite as well that they should wrinkle up their eyes in grins, as have the malady in less attractive forms. His own heart laughed: and that was quite enough for him.
Charles Dickens
#Christmas

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Fan the sinking flame of hilarity with the wing of friendship; and pass the rosy wine.
Charles Dickens
#English Novelist

Charles Dickens
Regrets are the natural property of grey hairs.
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#English Novelist

Charles Dickens
I have always thought of Christmas as a good time; a kind, forgiving, generous, pleasant time; a time when men and women seem to open their hearts freely, and so I say, God bless Christmas!
Charles Dickens
#Blessings

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There might be some credit in being jolly.
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#Credit

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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
#English Novelist

Charles Dickens
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness . . . it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair . . . in short, the period was so far like the present period . . . .
Charles Dickens
#Age And Aging

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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
#Christmas

Charles Dickens
It opens the lungs, washes the countenance, exercises the eyes, and softens down the temper; so cry away.
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#English Novelist

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

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Christmas was close at hand, in all his bluff and hearty honesty; it was the season of hospitality, merriment, and open-heartedness; the old year was preparing, like an ancient philosopher, to call his friends around him, and amidst the sound of feasting and revelry to pass gently and calmly away.
Charles Dickens
#Christmas

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There are strings in the human heart that had better not be vibrated.
Charles Dickens
#English Novelist #Heart

Charles Dickens
There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate.
Charles Dickens
#Chocolate

Charles Dickens
A silent look of affection and regard when all other eyes are turned coldly away--the consciousness that we possess the sympathy and affection of one being when all others have deserted us--is a hold, a stay, a comfort, in the deepest affliction, which no wealth could purchase, or power bestow.
Charles Dickens
#Affection

Charles Dickens
Indeed, it may be laid down as a general principle, that the more extended the ancestry, the greater the amount of violence and vagabondism; for in ancient days those two amusements, combining a wholesome excitement with a promising means of repairing shattered fortunes, were at once the ennobling pursuit and the healthful recreation of the Quality of this land.
Charles Dickens
#Ancestry

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

Charles Dickens
On the motionless branches of some trees, autumn berries hung like clusters of coral beads, as in those fabled orchards where the fruits were jewels . . .
Charles Dickens
#Autumn