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    Women can always put things in fewest words. Except when it's blowing up; and then they lengthens it out.
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: women 
     
    If the world go wrong, it was, in some off-hand manner, never meant to go right.
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: world  right  wrong 
     
    Dreams are the bright creatures of poem and legend, who sport on earth in the night season, and melt away in the first beam of the sun, which lights grim care and stern reality on their daily pilgrimage through the world.
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: reality  world  earth  night  care  poem  dreams 
     
    And therefore, Uncle, though it has never put a scrap of gold or silver in my pocket, I believe that [Christmas] has done me good, and will do me good; and I say, God bless it!
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: believe  god 
     
    To a young heart everything is fun.
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: heart  young  fun 
     
    Really, for a man who had been out of practice for so many years it was a splendid laugh!
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: men  year 
     
    It is not possible to know how far the influence of any amiable, honest-hearted duty-doing man flies out into the world, but it is very possible to know how it has touched one's self in going by.
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: men  world  self  influence 
     
    I had seen the damp lying on the outside of my little window, as if some goblin had been crying there all night, and using the window for a pocket-handkerchief.
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: night  crying  lying 
     
    My advice is to never do tomorrow what you can do today. Procrastination is the thief of time.
    — Charles Dickens
    Cheerfulness and contentment are great beautifiers, and are famous preservers of good looks.
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: contentment 
     
    It is no worse, because I write of it. It would be no better, if I stopped my most unwilling hand. Nothing can undo it; nothing can make it otherwise than as it was.
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: write 
     
    Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pound ought and six, result misery.
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: happiness  misery  pounds 
     
    Trifles make the sum of life.
    — Charles Dickens
    Give me a moment, because I like to cry for joy. It's so delicious, John dear, to cry for joy.
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: joy  moment 
     
    It is a pleasant thing to reflect upon, and furnishes a complete answer to those who contend for the gradual degeneration of the human species, that every baby born into the world is a finer one than the last.
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: world  human 
     
    There are only two styles of portrait painting; the serious and the smirk.
    — Charles Dickens
    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
    tags: people  facts 
     
    The age of chivalry is past. Bores have succeeded to dragons.
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: past  age  dragon 
     
    We forge the chains we wear in life.
    — Charles Dickens
    Any man may be in good spirits and good temper when he's well dressed. There ain't much credit in that.
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: men  spirit 
     
    The men who learn endurance, are they who call the whole world, brother.
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: men  world  endurance  learn 
     
    I only ask to be free. The butterflies are free.
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: butterfly 
     
    Home is a name, a word, it is a strong one; stronger than magician ever spoke, or spirit ever answered to, in the strongest conjuration.
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: strong  spirit 
     
    An idea, like a ghost, must be spoken to a little before it will explain itself.
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: ghost  ideas 
     
    Cows are my passion. What I have ever sighed for has been to retreat to a Swiss farm, and live entirely surrounded by cows - and china.
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: live  passion 
     
    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
    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 
     
    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
    Fan the sinking flame of hilarity with the wing of friendship; and pass the rosy wine.
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: wings 
     
    The worst of all listeners is the man who does nothing but listen.
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: men 
     
    Industry is the soul of business and the keystone of prosperity.
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: soul  business 
     
    Things cannot be expected to turn up of themselves. We must in a measure assist to turn them up
    — Charles Dickens
    Love, though said to be afflicted with blindness, is a vigilant watchman.
    — Charles Dickens
    I wear the chain I forged in life.... I made it link by link, and yard by yard; I girded it on of my own free will, and of my own free will I wore it.
    — Charles Dickens
    There can be no disparity in marriage like unsuitability of mind and purpose.
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: mind  marriage 
     
    Life is made of ever so many partings welded together.
    — Charles Dickens
    Most men unconsciously judge the world from themselves, and it will be very generally found that those who sneer habitually at human nature, and affect to despise it, are among its worst and least pleasant samples.
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: nature  men  world  human 
     
    Charity begins at home, and justice begins next door.
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: justice  charity 
     
    When a man bleeds inwardly, it is a dangerous thing for himself; but when he laughs inwardly, it bodes no good to other people.
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: men  people  dangerous 
     
    We all have some experience of a feeling, that comes over us occasionally, of what we are saying and doing having been said and done before, in a remote time - of our having been surrounded, dim ages ago, by the same faces, objects, and circumstances.
    — Charles Dickens
    tags: time  experience  age  saying 
     
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