Charles Dickens Quotes

Ride on! Rough-shod if need be, smooth-shod if that will do, but ride on! Ride on over all obstacles, and win the race!

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it […]

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

This is the Court of Chancery, which has its decaying houses and its blighted lands in every shire, which has its worn-out lunatic in every madhouse and its dead in every churchyard, which has its ruined suitor with his slipshod heels and threadbare dress borrowing and begging through the round of every man’s acquaintance, which […]

And took a pocket-book from his coat pocket and a stump of black-lead pencil from his waistcoat pocket. “I made,” he said, turning the leaves; “I made a guiding memorandum or so – as I usually do, for I have no conversational powers whatsoever – to which I will, with your permission, my dear, refer.”

“It’s very strange,” said Mr. Dick… “that I never can get that quite right; I never make that perfectly clear.”

Let us love our occupations, Bless the squire and his relations, Live upon our daily rations, And always know our proper stations.

The true way to overcome the evil of class distinctions is not to denounce them as revolutionists denounce them, but to ignore them as children ignore them.

“A merry Christmas, uncle! God save you!” cried a cheerful voice. It was the voice of Scrooge’s nephew, who came upon him so quickly that this was the first intimation he had of his approach. “Bah!” said Scrooge, “Humbug!” He had so heated himself with rapid walking in the fog and frost, this nephew of […]

I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future. The Spirits of all Three shall strive within me.