Charles Dickens Quotes Part 59

Charles Dickens Quotes Part 59: Charles John Huffam Dickens was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world’s best-known fictional characters and is regarded by many as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era.

His works enjoyed unprecedented popularity during his lifetime and, by the 20th century, critics and scholars had recognised him as a literary genius. His novels and short stories are widely read today.

 

Charles Dickens Quotes Part 59

Charles dickens quotes

 

“Beneath that arch of unmoved and eternal lights: some, so remote from this little earth that the learned tell us it is doubtful whether their rays have been yet discovered it, as a point in space where anything is suffered or done: the shadows of the night were broad and black.”
― Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

 

 

 

“His face was stern, and much flushed. If he were really not in the habit of drinking rather more than was exactly good for him, he might have brought action against his countenance for libel, and have recovered heavy damages.”
― Charles Dickens, Oliver Twist

 

 

 

“Don’t believe that,’ said Fagin. ‘When a man’s his own enemy, it’s only because he’s too much his own friend.”
― Charles Dickens, Oliver Twist

 

Charles Dickens Quotes Part 59

 

 

“Don’t believe that,’ said Fagin. ‘When a man’s his own enemy, it’s only because he’s too much his own friend.”
― Charles Dickens, Oliver Twist

 

 

 

 

“El recuerdo de lo que ha pasado me hace casi esperar que te duela. Pero al cabo de muy poco tiempo te olvidarás con alegría, como de un sueño improductivo del cual por fortuna despertaste.
¡Que seas feliz en la vida que has elegido!”
― Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol

 

 

 

“My blood!” ejaculated the vexed coachman, “and not atop of Shooter’s yet! Tst! Yah! Get on with you!” The emphatic horse, cut short by the whip”
― Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

 

 

Charles Dickens Quotes Part 59

 

“The water of the fountain ran, the swift river ran, the day ran into evening, so much life in the city ran into death according to rule, time and tide waited for no man, the rats were sleeping close together in their dark holes again, the Fancy Ball was lighted up at supper, all things ran their course.”
― Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

 

 

 

 

“The memories which peaceful country scenes call up, are not of this world, nor of its thoughts and hopes. Their gentle influence may teach us how to weave fresh garlands for the graves of those we loved: may purify our thoughts, and bear down before it old enmity and hatred; but beneath all this, there lingers, in the least reflective mind, a vague and half-formed consciousness of having held such feelings long before, in some remote and distant time, which calls upon solemn thoughts of distant times to come, and bends down pride and worldliness beneath it.”
― Charles Dickens, Oliver Twist

 

 

 

 

“For the next eight or ten months, Oliver was the victim of a systematic course of treachery and deception. He was brought up by hand. The hungry and destitute situation of the infant orphan was duly reported by the workhouse authorities to the parish authorities. The parish authorities inquired with dignity of the workhouse authorities, whether there was no female then domiciled in ‘the house’ who was in a situation to impart to Oliver Twist, the consolation and nourishment of which he stood in need. The workhouse authorities replied with humility, that there was not. Upon this, the parish authorities magnanimously and humanely resolved, that Oliver should be ‘farmed,’ or, in other words, that he should be dispatched to a branch-workhouse some three miles off, where twenty or thirty other juvenile offenders against the poor-laws, rolled about the floor all day, without the inconvenience of too much food or too much clothing, under the parental superintendence of an elderly female, who received the culprits at and for the consideration of sevenpence-halfpenny per small head per week. Sevenpence-halfpenny’s worth per week is a good round diet for a child; a great deal may be got for sevenpence-halfpenny, quite enough to overload its stomach, and make it uncomfortable. The elderly female was a woman of wisdom and experience; she knew what was good for children; and she had a very accurate perception of what was good for herself. So, she appropriated the greater part of the weekly stipend to her own use, and consigned the rising parochial generation to even a shorter allowance than was originally provided for them. Thereby finding in the lowest depth a deeper still; and proving herself a very great experimental philosopher.”
― Charles Dickens, Oliver Twist

 

 

Charles Dickens Quotes Part 59

 

“Even the blind men’s dogs appeared to know him; and when they saw him coming on, would tug their owners into doorways and up courts; and then would wag their tails as though they said, “No eye at all is better than an evil eye, dark master!”
― Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol

 

 

 

“We men of business, who serve a House, are not our own masters. We have to think of the House more than ourselves”
― Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

 

 

 

“Speak well of the law. Take care of your chest and voice, my good friend, and leave the law to take care of itself. I give you that advice”
― Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

 

Charles Dickens Quotes Part 59

 

“[T]hey somehow conveyed to me that they were all toadies and humbugs, but that each of them pretended not to know that the others were toadies and humbugs: because the admission that he or she did know it, would have made him or her out to be a toady and humbug.”
― Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

 

 

 

“The mother who lay in the grave, was the mother of my infancy; the little creature in her arms, was myself, as I had once been, hushed for ever on her bosom.”
― Charles Dickens

 

 

 

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