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    New thoughts and hopes were whirling through my mind, and all the colours of my life were changing.
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: thoughts  mind  hope 
     
    It is not easy to walk alone in the country without musing upon something.
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: alone 
     
    A very little key will open a very heavy door.
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: key 
     
    The sun, the bright sun, that brings back, not light alone, but new life, and hope, and freshness to man--burst upon the crowded city in clear and radiant glory. Through costly-coloured glass and paper-mended window, through cathedral dome and rotten crevice, it shed its equal ray.
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: alone  hope 
     
    If there were no bad people, there would be no good lawyers.
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: people  bad 
     
    Do all the good you can and make as little fuss about it as possible.
    — Charles Dickens
    Love her, love her, love her! If she favours you, love her. If she wounds you, love her. If she tears your heart to pieces "and as it gets older and stronger, it will tear deeper" love her, love her, love her!
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: heart  tears 
     
    In the moonlight which is always sad, as the light of the sun itself is- as the light called human life is- at its coming and its going.
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: sad  human 
     
    No one is useless in this world who lightens the burden of it to anyone else.
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: world 
     
    Every failure teaches a man something, if he will but learn.
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: failure  men  learn 
     
    The most important thing in life is to stop saying 'I wish' and start saying 'I will.' Consider nothing impossible, then treat possibilities as probabilities.
    — Charles Dickens
    Let us leave our old friend in one of those moments of unmixed happiness which, if we seek them, there are ever some, to cheer our transitory existence here. There are dark shadows on the earth, but its lights are stronger in the contrast.
    — Charles Dickens
    The jovial party broke up next morning. Breakings-up are capital things in our school-days, but in after life they are painful enough. Death, self-interest, and fortune's changes, are every day breaking up many a happy group, and scattering them far and wide; and the boys and girls never come back again.
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: death  girls  boys 
     
    In truth, no men on earth can cheer like Englishmen, who do so rally one another's blood and spirit when they cheer in earnest, that the stir is like the rush of their whole history, with all its standards waving at once, from Saxon Alfred's downwards.
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: truth  men  earth  blood  spirit  standard 
     
    Of all bad listeners, the worst and most terrible to encounter is the man who is so fond of listening that he wishes to hear, not only your conversation, but that of every other person in the room.
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: men  people  listening  wishes  bad 
     
    Let no man turn aside, ever so slightly, from the broad path of honour, on the plausible pretence that he is justified by the goodness of his end. All good ends can be worked out by good means.
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: men  goodness  path 
     
    It's in vain to recall the past, unless it works some influence upon the present.
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: work  past  present  influence 
     
    A boy's story is the best that is ever told.
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: boys  stories 
     
    Once a gentleman, and always a gentleman.
    — Charles Dickens
    We lawyers are always curious, always inquisitive, always picking up odds and ends for our patchwork minds, since there is no knowing when and where they may fit into some corner.
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: knowing  mind 
     
    I made a compact with myself that in my person literature should stand by itself, of itself, and for itself.
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: people  literature 
     
    Let us be moral. Let us contemplate existence.
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: existence  morals 
     
    The flowers that sleep by night, opened their gentle eyes and turned them to the day. The light, creation's mind, was everywhere, and all things owned its power.
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: power  creation  sleep  night  eyes  flowers  mind 
     
    I have been, as the phrase is, liberally educated, and am fit for nothing.
    — Charles Dickens
    Reflect upon your present blessings
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: present  blessing 
     
    Be natural my children. For the writer that is natural has fulfilled all the rules of art.
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: children  child  rules 
     
    It is well for a man to respect his own vocation whatever it is and to think himself bound to uphold it and to claim for it the respect it deserves
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: men  respect 
     
    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
    And this is the eternal law. For, Evil often stops short at istelf and dies with the doer of it! but Good, never.
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: evil  law  die 
     
    Credit is a system whereby a person who can not pay gets another person who can not pay to guarantee that he can pay.
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: people 
     
    The New Testament is the very best book that ever was or ever will be known in the world.
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: world  book 
     
    There is something in sickness that breaks down the pride of manhood.
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: manhood  pride 
     
    No one has the least regard for the man; with them all, he has been an object of avoidance, suspicion, and aversion; but the spark of life within him is curiously separable from himself now, and they have a deep interest in it, probably because it IS life, and they are living and must die.
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: living  die 
     
    Its matter was not new to me, but was presented in a new aspect. It shook me in my habit - the habit of nine-tenths of the world - of believing that all was right about me, because I was used to it...
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: world  right 
     
    It is one of those problems of human nature, which may be noted down, but not solved; - although Ralph felt no remorse at that moment for his conduct towards the innocent, true-hearted girl; although his libertine clients had done precisely what he had expected, precisely what he most wished, and precisely what would tend most to his advantage, still he hated them for doing it, from the very bottom of his soul.
    — Charles Dickens
    The aphorism "Whatever is, is right," would be as final as it is lazy, did it not include the troublesome consequence that nothing that ever was, was wrong.
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: lazy  wrong  consequence 
     
    It always grieves me to contemplate the initiation of children into the ways of life when they are scarcely more than infants. It checks their confidence and simplicity, two of the best qualities that heaven gives them, and demands that they share our sorrows before they are capable of entering into our enjoyments.
    — Charles Dickens
    I think it must somewhere be written that the virtues of mothers shall be visited on their children, as well as the sins of their fathers.
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: children  virtue  child  sin  father  mother 
     
    Circumstances may accumulate so strongly even against an innocent man, that directed, sharpened, and pointed, they may slay him.
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: men 
     
    Such is hope, heaven's own gift to struggling mortals, pervading, like some subtle essence from the skies, all things both good and bad.
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: sky  bad  gift  hope  heaven 
     
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