Charles Dickens Quotes

Charles John Huffam Dickens (/?t???rlz ?d?k?nz/; 7 February 1812 – 9 June 1870) was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world's best-known fictional characters and is regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era. His works enjoyed unprecedented popularity during his lifetime, and by the twentieth century critics and scholars had recognised him as a literary genius. His novels and short stories enjoy lasting popularity.

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Charles Dickens


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!

Charles Dickens


I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.

Charles Dickens


A loving heart is the truest wisdom.

Charles Dickens


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

Charles Dickens


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

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


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

Charles Dickens


A man is lucky if he is the first love of a woman. A woman is lucky if she is the last love of a man.

Charles Dickens


Little Red Riding Hood was my first love. I felt that if I could have married Little Red Riding Hood, I should have known perfect bliss.

Charles Dickens


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

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


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

Charles Dickens


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.

Charles Dickens


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

Charles Dickens


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

Charles Dickens