Charles Dickens Quotes

Here’s the rule for bargains “Do other men, for they would do you.” That’s the true business precept.

‘Business!’ cried the Ghost (Jacob Marley), wringing its hands again. ‘Mankind was my business. The common welfare was my business; charity, mercy, forbearance, and benevolence, were, all, my business. The dealings of my trade were but a drop of water in the comprehensive ocean of my business!’

Skewered through and through with office-pens, and bound hand and foot with red tape.

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

I think it’s liquid aggravation that circulates through his veins, and not regular blood.

Cheerfulness and contentment are great beautifiers, and are fatuous preservers of youthful looks.

“If the law supposes that,” said Mr. Bumble… “the law is a ass – a idiot. If that’s the eye of the law, the law is a bachelor; and the worst I wish the law is that his eye may be opened by experience – by experience.”

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

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

Probably every new and eagerly expected garment ever put on since clothes came in fell a trifle short of the wearer’s expectation.