Charles Dickens quotes

Born
 7 February 1812 Landport, Hampshire, England.

Died
9 June 1870.

Occupation
Writer.

Charles Dickens was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world’s best-known fictional characters and is regarded by many as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era.

The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again.
– Charles Dickens
The men who learn endurance, are they who call the whole world, brother.
– Charles Dickens
An idea, like a ghost, must be spoken to a little before it will explain itself.
– Charles Dickens
I only ask to be free. The butterflies are free.
– Charles Dickens
Vices are sometimes only virtues carried to excess!
– Charles Dickens
If there were no bad people, there would be no good lawyers.
– Charles Dickens
Charity begins at home, and justice begins next door.
– Charles Dickens
It opens the lungs, washes the countenance, exercises the eyes, and softens down the temper; so cry away.
– Charles Dickens
Reflect upon your present blessings of which every man has many – not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
– Charles Dickens
Bring in the bottled lightning, a clean tumbler, and a corkscrew.
– Charles Dickens
Great men are seldom over-scrupulous in the arrangement of their attire.
– Charles Dickens
This is a world of action, and not for moping and droning in.
– Charles Dickens
Subdue your appetites, my dears, and you’ve conquered human nature.
– Charles Dickens
There is a wisdom of the head, and a wisdom of the heart.
– Charles Dickens
There are dark shadows on the earth, but its lights are stronger in the contrast.
– Charles Dickens
He would make a lovely corpse.
– Charles Dickens
A loving heart is the truest wisdom.
– Charles Dickens
It is a melancholy truth that even great men have their poor relations.
– Charles Dickens
Tis love that makes the world go round, my baby.
– Charles Dickens
The age of chivalry is past. Bores have succeeded to dragons.
– Charles Dickens
Anything for the quick life, as the man said when he took the situation at the lighthouse.
– Charles Dickens
Let us be moral. Let us contemplate existence.
– Charles Dickens
No one is useless in this world who lightens the burden of it to anyone else.
– Charles Dickens
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.
– Charles Dickens
We forge the chains we wear in life.
– Charles Dickens
Life is made of ever so many partings welded together.
– Charles Dickens
Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts.
– Charles Dickens
We are so very ‘umble.
– Charles Dickens
Dignity, and even holiness too, sometimes, are more questions of coat and waistcoat than some people imagine.
– Charles Dickens