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Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts.

Fan the sinking flame of hilarity with the wing of friendship; and pass the rosy wine. – Check Out More Funny Friendship Quotes

There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor.

There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts.

A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other. Charles Dickens Quotes from A Tale of Two Cities

No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.

The first rule of business is: Do other men for they would do you.

If there were no bad people, there would be no good lawyers. – Check Out More Funny Lawyer Jokes

We need never be ashamed of our tears.

Ask no questions, and you’ll be told no lies.

He had but one eye and the pocket of prejudice runs in favor of two.

There are strings in the human heart that had better not be vibrated.

Never close your lips to those whom you have already opened your heart.

Suffering has been stronger than all other teaching, and has taught me to understand what your heart used to be. I have been bent and broken, but – I hope – into a better shape.

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Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childhood days, recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth, and transport the traveler back to his own fireside and quiet home!

I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. – Check Out More Funny Christmas Quotes

We forge the chains we wear in life.

A boy’s story is the best that is ever told.

Let us be moral. Let us contemplate existence.

Regrets are the natural property of grey hairs.

I only ask to be free. The butterflies are free.

Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen [pounds] nineteen [shillings] and six [pence], result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pounds ought and six, result misery.

Credit is a system whereby a person who can not pay gets another person who can not pay to guarantee that he can pay.

The civility which money will purchase, is rarely extended to those who have none. – Check Out More Funny Money Quotes

We spent as much money as we could, and got as little for it as people could make up their minds to give us. We were always more or less miserable, and most of our acquaintance were in the same condition. There was a gay fiction among us that we were constantly enjoying ourselves, and a skeleton truth that we never did. To the best of my belief, our case was in the last aspect a rather common one.

Vices are sometimes only virtues carried to excess!

A day wasted on others is not wasted on one’s self.

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.

Anything for the quick life, as the man said when he took the situation at the lighthouse.

Any man may be in good spirits and good temper when he’s well dressed. There ain’t much credit in that.

No space of regret can make amends for one life’s opportunity misused. Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol Quotes

It opens the lungs, washes the countenance, exercises the eyes, and softens down the temper; so cry away.

Oh the nerves, the nerves; the mysteries of this machine called man! Oh the little that unhinges it, poor creatures that we are!

A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other.

Dignity, and even holiness too, sometimes, are more questions of coat and waistcoat than some people imagine.

There are many things from which I might have derived good, by which I have not profited, I dare say,’ returned the nephew. ‘Christmas among the rest. But I am sure I have always thought of Christmas time, when it has come round -apart from the veneration due to its sacred name and origin, if anything belonging to it can be apart from that- as a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable, pleasant time; the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely, and to think of people below them as if they really were fellow-passengers to the grave, and not another race of creatures bound on other journeys. And therefore, uncle, though it has never put a scrap of gold or silver in my pocket, I believe that it has done me good, and will do me good; and I say, God bless it! Charles Dickens Christmas Quotes

It’s my old girl that advises. She has the head. But I never own to it before her. Discipline must be maintained.

He would make a lovely corpse.

Charity begins at home, and justice begins next door.

Life is made of ever so many partings welded together.

There is a wisdom of the head, and a wisdom of the heart.

Bring in the bottled lightning, a clean tumbler, and a corkscrew.

Renunciation remains sorrow, though a sorrow borne willingly.

The one great principle of English law is to make business for itself.

Papa, potatoes, poultry, prunes and prism, are all very good words for the lips.

There are dark shadows on the earth, but its lights are stronger in the contrast.

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Tis love that makes the world go round, my baby.

The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again.

The whole difference between construction and creation is exactly this: that a thing constructed can only be loved after it is constructed; but a thing created is loved before it exists.

The age of chivalry is past. Bores have succeeded to dragons.

This is a world of action, and not for moping and droning in.

You don’t carry in your countenance a letter of recommendation.

Subdue your appetites, my dears, and you’ve conquered human nature.

No one who can read, ever looks at a book, even unopened on a shelf, like one who cannot. Charles Dickens Quotes from Our Mutual Friend

It is a melancholy truth that even great men have their poor relations.

There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts.

Great men are seldom over-scrupulous in the arrangement of their attire.

The men who learn endurance, are they who call the whole world, brother.

There are only two styles of portrait painting; the serious and the smirk.

There is nothing so strong or safe in an emergency of life as the simple truth.

An idea, like a ghost, must be spoken to a little before it will explain itself.

Reflect upon your present blessings of which every man has many – not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.

‘Do you spell it with a ‘V’ or a ‘W’?’ inquired the judge. ‘That depends upon the taste and fancy of the speller, my Lord’.

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That sort of half sigh, which, accompanied by two or three slight nods of the head, is pity’s small change in general society.

When a man bleeds inwardly, it is a dangerous thing for himself; but when he laughs inwardly, it bodes no good to other people.

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.

To conceal anything from those to whom I am attached, is not in my nature. I can never close my lips where I have opened my heart.

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.

It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.

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.

Spring is the time of year when it is summer in the sun and winter in the shade. Charles Dickens Quotes from Great Expectations

May not the complaint, that common people are above their station, often take its rise in the fact of uncommon people being below theirs?

Electric communication will never be a substitute for the face of someone who with their soul encourages another person to be brave and true.

Most men are individuals no longer so far as their business, its activities, or its moralities are concerned. They are not units but fractions.

There are not a few among the disciples of charity who require, in their vocation, scarcely less excitement than the votaries of pleasure in theirs.

In the little world in which children have their existence, whosoever brings them up, there is nothing so finely perceived and so finely felt, as injustice.

Send forth the child and childish man together, and blush for the pride that libels our own old happy state, and gives its title to an ugly and distorted image.

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.

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.

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.

Nature gives to every time and season some beauties of its own; and from morning to night, as from the cradle to the grave, it is but a succession of changes so gentle and easy that we can scarcely mark their progress.

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.

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.

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