Charles Dickens Quotes Part 68

Charles Dickens Quotes Part 68: 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 68

Charles dickens quotes

 

“The Spirit of your child bewails the dead, and mingles with the dead—dead hopes, dead fancies, dead imaginings of youth,’ returned the Bell, ‘but she is living. Learn from her life, a living truth. Learn from the creature dearest to your heart, how bad the bad are born. See every bud and leaf plucked one by one from off the fairest stem, and know how bare and wretched it may be. Follow her! To desperation!”
― Charles Dickens, The Chimes

 

 

 

 

 

“She never went out herself, and like a great many other old ladies of the same stamp, she was apt to consider it an act of domestic treason, if anybody else took the liberty of doing what she couldn’t.”
― Charles Dickens, The Pickwick Papers

 

 

 

 

“Courage, dear miss! Courage! Business! The worst will be over in a moment; it is but passing the room-door, and the worst”
― Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

 

 

 

 

“Our love had begun in folly, and ended in madness!”
― Charles Dickens

 

 

Charles Dickens Quotes Part 68
Charles Dickens Quotes

 

“There are dark shadows on earth, but the lights are always brighter.”
― Charles Dickens

 

 

 

 

 

“To surround anything, however monstrous or ridiculous, with an air of mystery, is to invest it with a secret charm, and power of attraction which to the crowd is irresistible. False priests, false prophets, false doctors, false patriots, false prodigies of every kind, veiling their proceedings in mystery, have always addressed themselves at an immense advantage to the popular credulity, and have been, perhaps, more indebted to that resource in gaining and keeping for a time the upper hand of Truth and Common Sense, than to any half-dozen items in the whole catalogue of imposture. Curiosity”
― Charles Dickens, Barnaby Rudge: Illustrated Edition – Historical Novel

 

 

 

 

 

“All other swindlers upon earth are nothing compared to self-swindlers.”
― Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

 

 

 

 

 

“There were a king with a large jaw and a queen with a plain face, on the throne of England; there were a king with a large jaw and a queen with a fair face, on the throne of France. In both countries it was clearer than crystal to the lords of the State preserves of loaves and fishes, that things in general were settled for ever.”
― Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

 

 

 

Charles Dickens Quotes Part 68

 

“These are early days, Trot, and Rome was not built in a day, nor in a year. You have chosen freely for yourself and you have chosen a very pretty and very affectionate creature. It will be your duty, and it will be your pleasure too – of course I know that; I am not delivering a lecture – to estimate her (as you chose her) by the qualities she has, and not by the qualities she may not have. The latter you must develop in her, if you can. And if you cannot, child, you must just accustom yourself to do without ‘em. But remember, my dear, your future is between you two. No one can assist you; you are to work it out for yourselves. This is marriage, Trot; and Heaven bless you both in it, for a pair of babes in the wood as you are!”
― Charles Dickens, David Copperfield
“Where, in the dull eyes of doating men, are the laughing light and life of childhood, the gaiety that has known no check, the frankness that has felt no chill, the hope that has never withered, the joys that fade in blossoming?”
― Charles Dickens, The Old Curiosity Shop
“It was evident from the general tone of the whole party, that they had come to regard insolvency as the normal state of mankind, and the payment of debts as a disease that occasionally broke out.”
― Charles Dickens, Little Dorrit
“And Master–or Mister–Sloppy?’ said the Secretary, in doubt whether he was man, boy, or what.”
― Charles Dickens, Our Mutual Friend
Charles Dickens Quotes Part 68
“He wandered over them again. He had called them into view, and it was not easy to replace the shroud that had so long concealed them. There were the faces of friends, and foes, and of many that had been almost strangers peering intrusively from the crowd; there were the faces of young and blooming girls that were now old women; there were faces that the grave had changed and closed upon, but which the mind, superior to its power, still dressed in their old freshness and beauty, calling back the lustre of the eyes, the brightness of the smile, the beaming of the soul through its mask of clay, and whispering of beauty beyond the tomb, changed but to be heightened, and taken from earth only to be set up as a light, to shed a soft and gentle glow upon the path to Heaven…”
― Charles Dickens, Oliver Twist

“Full-Private Number One in the Awkward Squad of the rank and file of life was Sloppy, and yet had his glimmering notions of standing true to the Colours.”
― Charles Dickens, Our Mutual Friend

 

 

 

 

“There are some upon this earth of yours,” returned the Spirit, “who claim to know us, and who do their deeds of passion, pride, ill will, hatred, envy, bigotry, and selfishness in our name, who are as strange to us, and all our kith and kin, as if they had never lived. Remember that, and charge their doings on themselves, not us.”
― Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol

 

 

 

Charles Dickens Quotes Part 68

 

“Let no man turn aside, even so slightly, from the broad path of honor, on the plausible pretence that he is justified by the goodness of his end. All good ends can be worked out by good means. Those that cannot, are bad; and may be counted so at once, and left alone.”
― Charles Dickens, Barnaby Rudge

 

 

 

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