Charles Dickens Quotes

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)

“I am well aware that I am the humblest person going,” said Uriah Heep, modestly; “let the other be where he may. My mother is likewise a very humble person. We live in a humble abode, Master Copperfield, but have much to be thankful for.”

It will be very generally found that those who will sneer habitually at human nature, and affect to despise it, are among its worst and least pleasant samples.

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

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

In love of home, the love of country has its rise.

Charity begins at home, and justice begins next door.

Men and women danced together, women danced together, men danced together, as hazard had brought them together. At first, they were a mere storm of coarse red caps and coarse woollen rags; but, as they filled the place, and stopped to dance about Lucie, some ghastly apparition of a dance-figure gone raving mad arose among […]

“Repining is of no use, Ma’am,” said Ralph. “Of all fruitless errands, sending a tear to look after a day that is gone, is the most fruitless.

“It’s always best on these occasions to do what the mob do.” “But suppose there are two mobs?” suggested Mr. Snodgrass. “Shout with the largest,” replied Mr. Pickwick.