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    The wind is rushing after us, and the clouds are flying after us, and the moon is plunging after us, and the whole wild night is in pursuit of us; but, so far we are pursued by nothing else.
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: night  wild  moon 
     
    We need be careful how we deal with those about us, when every death carries to some small circle of survivors, thoughts of so much omitted, and so little done- of so many things forgotten, and so many more which might have been repaired! There is no remorse so deep as that which is unavailing; if we would be spared its tortures, let us remember this, in time.
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: death  time  thoughts 
     
    The sum of the whole is this: walk and be happy; walk and be healthy. The best way to lengthen out our days is to walk steadily and with a purpose.
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: healthy 
     
    Come, let's be a comfortable couple and take care of each other! How glad we shall be, that we have somebody we are fond of always, to talk to and sit with.
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: care 
     
    A word in earnest is as good as a speech.
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: speech 
     
    There is a passion for hunting something deeply implanted in the human breast.
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: human  passion 
     
    The more man knows of man, the better for the common brotherhood among men.
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: men 
     
    There is not a manufacturer or tradesman in existence, who would not employ a man who takes a reasonable degree of pride in the appearance of himself and those about him, in preference to a sullen, slovenly fellow, who works doggedly on, regardless of his own clothing and that of his wife and children, and seeming to take pleasure or pride in nothing.
    — Charles Dickens
    But injustice breeds injustice; the fighting with shadows and being defeated by them necessitates the setting up of substances to combat.
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: fighting 
     
    I have made up my mind that I must have money, Pa. I feel that I can't beg it, borrow it, or steal it; and so I have resolved that I must marry it.
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: mind  money  marry 
     
    Some women's faces are, in their brightness, a prophecy; and some, in their sadness, a history.
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: sadness 
     
    The aim of talk should be like the aim of a flying arrow- to hit the mark; but to this end there must be a mark to hit, that is, there must be a listener.
    — Charles Dickens
    The clouds were drifting over the moon at their giddiest speed, at one time wholly obscuring her, at another, suffering her to burst forth in full splendor and shed her light on all the objects around; anon, driving over her again, with increased velocity, and shrouding everything in darkness.
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: time  suffering  darkness  moon 
     
    Time and tide will wait for no man, saith the adage. But all men have to wait for time and tide.
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: time  men 
     
    It is a melancholy truth that even great men have their poor relations.
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: truth  men  poor 
     
    Your sex have such a surprising animosity against one another, when you do differ.
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: sex 
     
    Money, says the proverb, makes money. When you have got a little, it is often easy to get more.
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: money 
     
    When you drink of the water, don't forget the spring from which it flows.
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: water 
     
    When the wind is blowing and the sleet or rain is driving against the dark windows, I love to sit by the fire, thinking of what I have read in books of voyage and travel.
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: travel  dark  fire  rain  thinking  book  read 
     
    What such people miscall their religion, is a vent for their bad humours and arrogance.
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: people  humour  bad  arrogance 
     
    As I said just now, the world has gone past me. I don't blame it; but I no longer understand it. Tradesmen are not the same as they used to be, apprentices are not the same, business is not the same, business commodities are not the same. Seven-eighths of my stock is old-fashioned. I am an old-fashioned man in an old-fashioned shop, in a street that is not the same as I remember it. I have fallen behind the time, and am too old to catch it again.
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: time  men  past  world  gone  business  stock 
     
    I found every breath of air, and every scent, and every flower and leaf and blade of grass and every passing cloud, and everything in nature, more beautiful and wonderful to me than I had ever found it yet. This was my first gain from my illness. How little I had lost, when the wide world was so full of delight for me.
    — Charles Dickens
    Home is a word stronger than a magician ever spoke.
    — Charles Dickens
    Walk and be Happy, Walk and be Healthy...
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: healthy 
     
    Surprises, like misfortunes, seldom come alone.
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: alone 
     
    Strong mental agitation and disturbance was no novelty to him, even before his late sufferings. It never is, to obstinate and sullen natures; for they struggle hard to be such.
    — Charles Dickens
    The plain rule is to do nothing in the dark, to be a party to nothing underhanded or mysterious, and never to put his foot where he cannot see the ground.
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: dark  rules 
     
    For your popular rumour, unlike the rolling stone of the proverb, is one which gathers a deal of moss in its wanderings up and down.
    — Charles Dickens
    It is a most miserable thing to feel ashamed of home.
    — Charles Dickens
    My imagination would never have served me as it has, but for the habit of commonplace, humble, patient, daily, toiling, drudging attention
    — Charles Dickens
    Man cannot really improve himself without improving others.
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: men 
     
    Drive him fast to his tomb. This, from Jacques.
    — Charles Dickens
    It is the last straw that breaks the camel's back.
    — Charles Dickens
    Have I yet to learn that the hardest and best-borne trials are those which are never chronicled in any earthly record, and are suffered every day!
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: learn 
     
    The habit of paying compliments kept a man's tongue oiled without any expense.
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: compliment 
     
    There is something good in all weathers. If it doesn't happen to be good for my work today, it's good for some other man's today... and will come around for me tomorrow.
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: work  tomorrow 
     
    What lawsuits grow out of the graves of rich men, every day; sowing perjury, hatred, and lies among near kindred, where there should be nothing but love!
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: men  lies  hatred 
     
    I have known a vast quantity of nonsense talked about bad men not looking you in the face. Don't trust that conventional idea. Dishonesty will stare honesty out of countenance any day in the week, if there is anything to be got by it.
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: men  trust  honesty  bad  ideas  quantity 
     
    It was a good thing to have a couple of thousand people all rigid and frozen together, in the palm of one's hand.
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: people 
     
    Darkness is cheap, and Scrooge liked it.
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: darkness 
     
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    charles dickens
    Birth    : February 7, 1812
    Death  : June 9, 1870
    Occupation  : Writer