Charles Dickens Quotes Part 88

Charles Dickens Quotes Part 88: 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 88

Charles dickens quotes

 

“He had expected labour, and he found it, and did it and made the best of it. In this, his prosperity consisted.”
― Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

 

 

 

 

“It was an instinctive testimony to Little Dorrit’s worth and difference from all the rest, that the poor young fellow honoured and loved her for being simply what she was.”
― Charles Dickens, Little Dorrit

 

 

 

 

 

“They all gave place when the signing was done, and Little Dorrit and her husband walked out of the church alone. They paused for a moment on the steps of the portico, looking at the fresh perspective of the street in the autumn morning sun’s bright rays, and then went down. Went down into a modest life of usefulness and happiness. Went down to give a mother’s care, in the fulness of time, to Fanny’s neglected children no less than to their own, and to leave that lady going into Society forever and a day. Went down to give a tender nurse and friend to Tip for some few years, who was never vexed by the great exactions he made of her in return for the riches he might have given her if he had ever had them, and who lovingly closed his eyes upon the Marshalsea and all its blighted fruits. They went quietly down into the roaring streets, inseparable and blessed; and as they passed along in sunshine and shade, the noisy and the eager, and the arrogant and the froward and the vain, fretted and chafed, and made their usual uproar.”
― Charles Dickens, Little Dorrit

 

 

Charles Dickens Quotes Part 88

 

 

“Go ye, who rest so placidly upon the sacred Bard who had been young, and when he strung his harp was old, and had never seen the righteous forsaken, or his seed begging their bread; go, Teachers of content and honest pride, into the mine, the mill, the forge, the squalid depths of deepest ignorance, and uttermost abyss of man’s neglect, and say can any hopeful plant spring up in air so foul that it extinguishes the soul’s bright torch as fast as it is kindled!”
― Charles Dickens, Martin Chuzzlewit

 

 

 

 

 

“But Rosa soon made the discovery that Miss Twinkleton didn’t read fairly. She cut the love-scenes, interpolated passages in praise of female celibacy, and was guilty of other glaring pious frauds.”
― Charles Dickens, The Mystery of Edwin Drood

 

 

 

 

 

“Invisible insects of diabolical activity swarm in this place. I am tickled and twitched all over. Mentally, I have now committed a burglary under the meanest circumstances, and the myrmidons of justice are at my heels.”
― Charles Dickens, Our Mutual Friend

 

 

 

 

 

“And let us tranquilize ourselves by making a compact. Next time (with a view to our peace of mind) we’ll commit the crime, instead of taking the criminal. You swear it?’
‘Certainly.’
‘Sworn! Let Tippins look to it. Her life’s in danger.”
― Charles Dickens, Our Mutual Friend

 

Charles Dickens Quotes Part 88

 

 

 

“She came out here…turned this way, must have trod on these stones often. Let me follow in her steps.”
― Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

 

 

 

 

 

“I believe that virtue shows quite as well in rags and patches as she does in purple and fine linen,… even if Gargery and Boffin did not speak like gentlemen, they were gentlemen.”
― Charles Dickens

 

 

 

 

 

“Her father, cheering her, showed a compassionate superiority to this woman’s weakness, which was wonderful to see.”
― Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

 

 

 

 

 

“Es un hecho maravilloso y digno de reflexionar sobre él, que cada uno de los seres humanos es un profundo secreto para los demás.”
― Charles Dickens, Historia de dos ciudades

 

 

 

Charles Dickens Quotes Part 88

 

 

“The rooks were sailing about the cathedral towers; and the towers themselves, overlooking many a long unaltered mile of the rich country and its pleasant streams, were cutting the bright morning air as if there were no such thing as change on earth. Yet the bells, when they sounded told me sorrowfully of change in everything; told me of their own age, and my pretty Dora’s youth; and of the many, never old, who had lived and loved and died, while the reverberations of the bells had hummed through the rusty armour of the Black Prince hanging up within, and, motes upon the deep of Time, had lost themselves in air, as circles do in water.”
― Charles Dickens, David Copperfield

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Physical diseases, engendered in the vices and neglects of men, will seize on victims of all degrees; and the frightful moral disorder, born of unspeakable suffering, intolerable oppression, and heartless indifference, smote equally without distinction.”
― Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Guilty to an indictment denouncing him (with infinite jingle and jangle) for that he was a false traitor to our serene, illustrious, excellent, and so forth, prince, our Lord the King, by reason of his having, on divers occasions, and by divers means and ways, assisted”
― Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

 

Charles Dickens Quotes Part 88

 

 

“I’ll tell you,” said she, in the same hurried passionate whisper, “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!”
― Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

 

 

 

“in that one glimpse of a better nature, born as it was in selfish thoughts, the rich man felt himself friendless, childless, and alone.”
― Charles Dickens, Nicholas Nickleby

 

 

 

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