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    Everybody said so. Far be it from me to assert that what everybody says must be true. Everybody is, often, as likely to be wrong as right.
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: true  right  wrong 
     
    Dignity, and even holiness too, sometimes, are more questions of coat and waistcoat than some people imagine.
    — Charles Dickens
    A man in public life expects to be sneered at- it is the fault of his elevated situation, and not of himself.
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: men 
     
    I can never close my lips where I have opened my heart
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: heart 
     
    The New Year, like an Infant Heir to the whole world, was waited for, with welcomes, presents, and rejoicings.
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: present  world  year 
     
    Minds, like bodies, will often fall into a pimpled, ill-conditioned state from mere excess of comfort.
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: body  comfort  mind 
     
    This is a world of action, and not moping and droning in.
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: world  action 
     
    Probably every new and eagerly expected garment ever put on since clothes came in, fell a trifle short of the wearer's expectation.
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: expectation 
     
    Every idiot who goes about with a 'Merry Christmas' on his lips should be boiled with his own pudding, and buried with a stake of holly through his heart.
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: heart  christmas  idiot 
     
    The forces that affect our lives, the influences that mold and shape us, are often like whispers in a different room, teasingly indistinct, apprehended only with difficulty.
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: live  influence 
     
    Affery, like greater people, had always been right in her facts, and always wrong in the theories she deduced from them.
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: people  right  wrong  facts 
     
    Detestation of the high is the involuntary homage of the low.
    — Charles Dickens
    I should never have made my success in life if I had not bestowed upon the least thing I have ever undertaken the same attention and care that I have bestowed upon the greatest.
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: care  attention  success 
     
    I had considered how the things that never happen, are often as much realities to us, in their effects, as those that are accomplished.
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: reality 
     
    The sun himself is weak when he first rises, and gathers strength and courage as the day gets on.
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: courage  strength 
     
    Rich folks may ride on camels, but it ain't so easy for 'em to see out of a needle's eye.
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: eyes 
     
    The cramped monotony of my existence grinds me away by the grain.
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: existence 
     
    Money and goods are certainly the best of references.
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: money 
     
    It was one of those hot, silent nights, when people sit at windows listening for the thunder which they know will shortly break; when they recall dismal tales of hurricanes and earthquakes; and of lonely travellers on open plains, and lonely ships at sea, struck by lightning.
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: people  listening  night 
     
    It opens the lungs, washes the countenance, exercises the eyes, and softens down the temper; so cry away.
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: eyes  exercise 
     
    Pride is one of the seven deadly sins; but it cannot be the pride of a mother in her children, for that is a compound of two cardinal virtues - faith and hope.
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: children  virtue  child  faith  hope  mother  pride 
     
    Although I am an old man, night is generally my time for walking.
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: time  men  night 
     
    Virtue shows quite as well in rags and patches as she does in purple and fine linen.
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: virtue 
     
    it is a principle of his that no man who was not a true gentleman at heart, ever was, since the world began, a true gentleman in manner. He says, no varnish can hide the grain of the wood; and that the more varnish you put on, the more the grain will express itself.
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: men  heart  world  true 
     
    Although a skillful flatterer is a most delightful companion if you have him all to yourself, his taste becomes very doubtful when he takes to complimenting other people.
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: people  companion 
     
    I will live in the past, the present, and the future. The spirits of all three shall strive within me.
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: live  future  past  present  spirit 
     
    Vices are sometimes only virtues carried to excess!
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: virtue 
     
    What an immense impression Paris made upon me. It is the most extraordinary place in the world!
    — Charles Dickens
    A merry Christmas to everybody! A happy New Year to the world!
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: christmas  year 
     
    Champagne is one of the elegant extras in life.
    — Charles Dickens
    Change begets change.
    — Charles Dickens
    One always begins to forgive a place as soon as it's left behind.
    — Charles Dickens
    A new heart for a New Year, always!
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: heart  year 
     
    I confess I have yet to learn that a lesson of the purest good may not be drawn from the vilest evil.
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: evil  lessons  learn 
     
    A heart well worth winning, and well won. A heart that, once won, goes through fire and water for the winner, and never changes, and is never daunted.
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: heart  fire  winning  water  worth 
     
    Try not to associate bodily defect with mental, my good friend, except for a solid reason
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: friends  mental 
     
    If I could not walk far and fast, I think I should just explode and perish.
    — Charles Dickens
    God bless us, every one!
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: god 
     
    I feel an earnest and humble desire, and shall do till I die, to increase the stock of harmless cheerfulness.
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: desires  die  stock 
     
    He was wise enough to know that nothing ever happened on this globe, for good, at which some people did not have their fill of laughter in the outset
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: laughter  people  wise 
     
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    charles dickens
    Birth    : February 7, 1812
    Death  : June 9, 1870
    Occupation  : Writer