Charles Dickens QuotesCollection compiled by Catherine Pulsifer
I never could have done what I have done without the habits of punctuality, order, and diligence, without the determination to concentrate myself on one subject at a time.
A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other.
Credit is a system whereby a person who can not pay gets another person who can not pay to guarantee that he can pay.
Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts.
Minds, like bodies, will often fall into a pimpled, ill-conditioned state from mere excess of comfort.
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.
Any man may be in good spirits and good temper when he's well dressed. There ain't much credit in that.
I have known a vast quantity of nonsense talked about bad men not looking you in the face. Don't trust that conventional idea. Dishonesty will stare honesty out of countenance any day in the week, if there is anything to be got by it.
Life is made of ever so many partings welded together.
An idea, like a ghost, must be spoken to a little before it will explain itself.
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!
Accidents will occur in the best regulated families.
The first rule of business is: Do other men for they would do you.
A day wasted on others is not wasted on one's self.
Born: February 7, 1812
Died: June 9, 1870
Charles Dickens was born in Portsmouth, Hampshire, England. He was a famous author, whose work lives on today. He is well known for his book, "A Christmas Carol" and for many others.
He had a flair for words and often used humor in his writings. While we enjoy all of his quotes, one of our favorites is: "Try to do unto others as you would have them do to you, and do not be discouraged if they fail sometimes. It is much better that they should fail than you should."
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