Charles Dickens Quotes

Poetry’s unnat’ral; no man ever talked poetry ‘cept a beadle on boxin’ day.

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

Let it be remembered that most men live in a world of their own, and that in that limited circle alone are they ambitious for distinction and applause. Sir Mulberry’s world was peopled with profligates, and he acted accordingly. Thus, cases of injustice and oppression, and tyranny and the most extravagant bigotry, are in constant […]

Father Time is not always a hard parent, and, though he tarries for none of his children, often lays his hand lightly upon those who have used him well; making them old men and women inexorably enough, but leaving their hearts and spirits young and in full vigor. With such people the grey head is […]

Oh gracious, why wasn’t I born old and ugly?

They are so filthy and bestial that no honest man would admit one into his house for a water-closet doormat. (on American newspapers)

A fine place, with rough people.

He would make a lovely corpse.

Industry is the soul of business and the keystone of prosperity.

Their demeanour is invariably morose, sullen, clownish and repulsive. I should think there is not, on the face of the earth, a people so entirely destitute of humor, vivacity, or the capacity for enjoyment. (about Americans)