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    Eyes, Cry, Temper Reflect upon your present blessings of which every man has many - not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: men  past  present  blessing  eyes 
     
    Lovely, Corpse It opens the lungs, washes the countenance, exercises the eyes, and softens down the temper; so cry away.
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: eyes  exercise 
     
    Christmas, Heart, Honor The men who learn endurance, are they who call the whole world, brother.
    — Charles Dickens
    Great, Life, Heart I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: heart  christmas  year  honor 
     
    Rest, Far, Known Whatever I have tried to do in life, I have tried with all my heart to do it well; whatever I have devoted myself to, I have devoted myself completely; in great aims and in small I have always thoroughly been in earnest.
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: heart 
     
    Ghost, Explain, Spoken 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.
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: ghost 
     
    Heart, Strings An idea, like a ghost, must be spoken to a little before it will explain itself.
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: heart  ghost  ideas 
     
    Best, Worst There are strings in the human heart that had better not be vibrated.
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: heart  human 
     
    Rise, Fact, Uncommon It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: time  facts 
     
    Communication, Soul, Brave May not the complaint, that common people are above their station, often take its rise in the fact of uncommon people being below theirs?
    — Charles Dickens
    Lightning, Bring, Clean 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
    Wisdom, Heart, Head Bring in the bottled lightning, a clean tumbler, and a corkscrew.
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: heart  wisdom 
     
    Self, Others, Wasted There is a wisdom of the head, and a wisdom of the heart.
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: heart  self  wisdom 
     
    Loved, Creation, Difference A day wasted on others is not wasted on one's self.
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: self  creation 
     
    Christmas, Home, Happy 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
    Nature, Time, Morning Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childhood days, recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth, and transport the traveler back to his own fireside and quiet home!
    — Charles Dickens
    Best, Books, Far Nature gives to every time and season some beauties of its own; and from morning to night, as from the cradle to the grave, it is but a succession of changes so gentle and easy that we can scarcely mark their progress.
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: beauty  time  nature  progress  night  book 
     
    Parting, Joy, Pain There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts.
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: pain  joy  book 
     
    Strength, Shadows, Dark The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again.
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: pain  joy  dark  strength  meeting 
     
    Time, Diligence, Habits There are dark shadows on the earth, but its lights are stronger in the contrast.
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: time  earth  dark 
     
    Life, Chains, Forge 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.
    — Charles Dickens
    Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts.Heart, Hurts, Temper No one is useless in this world who lightens the burden of it to anyone else.Useless, Burden We forge the chains we wear in life.
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: heart  world  hurt 
     
    My heart is set, as firmly as ever heart of man was set on woman. I have no thought, no view, no hope, in life beyond her; and if you oppose me in this great stake, you take my peace and happiness in your hands, and cast them to the wind.
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: happiness  men  peace  women  heart  thoughts  hope 
     
    And I am bored to death with it. Bored to death with this place, bored to death with my life, bored to death with myself.
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: death 
     
    We changed again, and yet again, and it was now too late and too far to go back, and I went on. And the mists had all solemnly risen now, and the world lay spread before me.
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: world 
     
    Moths, and all sorts of ugly creatures, hover about a lighted candle. Can the candle help it?
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: help 
     
    Not knowing how he lost himself, or how he recovered himself, he may never feel certain of not losing himself again.
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: lost  knowing 
     
    You may be an undigested bit of beef, a blot of mustard, a crumb of cheese, a fragment of underdone potato. There's more of gravy than of grave about you, whatever you are!
    — Charles Dickens
    I looked at the stars, and considered how awful it would be for a man to turn his face up to them as he froze to death, and see no help or pity in all the glittering multitude.
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: death  men  star  help 
     
    It is a pleasant world we live in, sir, a very pleasant world. There are bad people in it, Mr. Richard, but if there were no bad people, there would be no good lawyers.
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: people  live  world  bad 
     
    A multitude of people and yet solitude.
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: people  solitude 
     
    A dream, all a dream, that ends in nothing, and leaves the sleeper where he lay down, but I wish you to know that you inspired it.
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: wishes  dreams 
     
    I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future. The Spirits of all Three shall strive within me. I will not shut out the lessons that they teach!
    — Charles Dickens
    Death may beget life, but oppression can beget nothing other than itself.
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: death  oppression 
     
    I stole her heart away and put ice in its place.
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: heart 
     
    For it is good to be children sometimes, and never better than at Christmas, when its mighty Founder was a child Himself.
    — Charles Dickens
    No space of regret can make amends for one life's opportunity misused
    — Charles Dickens
    That was a memorable day to me, for it made great changes in me. But 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.
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: moment  flowers  read  imagine 
     
    Happiness is a gift and the trick is not to expect it, but to delight in it when it comes.
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: happiness  gift 
     
    But I am sure that I have always thought of Christmas time, when it has come round...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.
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: time  men  women  heart  thoughts  christmas  year 
     
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    charles dickens
    Birth    : February 7, 1812
    Death  : June 9, 1870
    Occupation  : Writer