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A loving heart is the truest wisdom. Charles Dickens

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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 was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other wayin short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only. Charles Dickens

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No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another. Charles Dickens

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I feel an earnest and humble desire, and shall till I die, to increase the stock of harmless cheerfulness. Charles Dickens

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A man in public life expects to be sneered at -- it is the fault of his elevated situation, and not of himself. Charles Dickens

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The word of a gentleman is as good as his bond; and sometimes better. Charles Dickens

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God bless us every one! said Tiny Tim, the last of all. Charles Dickens

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Electric communication will never be a substitute for the face of someone who with their soul encourages another person to be brave and true. Charles Dickens

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Charity begins at home, and justice begins next door. Charles Dickens

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Keep out of Chancery. It's being ground to bits in a slow mill; it's being roasted at a slow fire; it's being stung to death by single bees; it's being drowned by drops; it's going mad by grains. Charles Dickens

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There are strings in the human heart that had better not be vibrated. Charles Dickens

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My other piece of advice, Copperfield, said Mr. Micawber, you know. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen nineteen six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pounds ought and six, result misery. The blossom is blighted, the leaf is withered, the god of day goes down upon the dreary scene, andand, in short, you are for ever floored. As I am! Charles Dickens

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Cheerfulness and contentment are great beautifiers and are famous preservers of youthful looks. Charles Dickens

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He had but one eye and the pocket of prejudice runs in favor of two. Charles Dickens

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The men who learn endurance, are they who call the whole world, brother. Charles Dickens

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Regrets are the natural property of gray hairs. Charles Dickens

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Minds, like bodies, will fall into a pimpled, ill-conditioned state from mere excess of comfort. Charles Dickens

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Many merry Christmases, friendships, great accumulation of cheerful recollections, affection on earth, and Heaven at last for all of us. Charles Dickens

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michaelj72 added You have been the last dream of my soul. - A Tale of Two Cities

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Credit is a system whereby a person who can not pay gets another person who can not pay to guarantee that he can pay. Charles Dickens

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Subdue your appetites, my dears, and you've conquered human nature . Charles Dickens

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Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has plenty; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some. Charles Dickens

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

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It is a melancholy truth that even great men have their poor relations. Charles Dickens

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When you're a married man, Samivel, you'll understand a good many things as you don't understand now; but whether it's worth while, going through so much, to learn so little, as the charity-boy said when he got to the end of the alphabet, is a matter o taste. Charles Dickens

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

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I do not know the American gentleman, God forgive me for putting two such words together. Charles Dickens

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michaelj72 added Never close your lips to those whom you have already opened your heart.

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Lord, keep my memory green. Charles Dickens

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Mind like bodies, will often fall into a pimpled, ill-conditioned state from mere excess of comfort. Charles Dickens

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The whole difference between construction and creation is this; that a thing constructed can only be loved after it is constructed; but a thing created is loved before it exists. Charles Dickens

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Let us be moral. Let us contemplate existence. Charles Dickens

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Bring in the bottled lightning, a clean tumbler, and a corkscrew. Charles Dickens

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Such is hope, heaven's own gift to struggling mortals, pervading, like some subtle essence from the skies, all things both good and bad. Charles Dickens

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Great men are seldom over-scrupulous in the arrangement of their attire. Charles Dickens

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To be shelterless and alone in the open country, hearing the wind moan and watching for day through the whole long weary night; to listen to the falling rain, and crouch for warmth beneath the lee of some old barn or rick, or in the hollow of a tree; are dismal things -- but not so dismal as the wandering up and down where shelter is, and beds and sleepers are by thousands; a houseless rejected creature. Charles Dickens

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Philosophers are only men in armor after all. Charles Dickens

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Home is a name, a word, it is a strong one; stronger than magician ever spoke, or spirit ever answered to, in the strongest conjuration. Charles Dickens

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Vices are sometimes only virtues carried to excess! Charles Dickens

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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 gray head is but the impression of the old fellow's hand in giving them his blessing, and every wrinkle but a notch in the quiet calendar of a well-spent life. Charles Dickens

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Nature gives to every time and season some beauties of its own; and from morning to night, as from the cradle to the grave, it is but a succession of changes so gentle and easy that we can scarcely mark their progress. Charles Dickens

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I revere the memory of Mr. F. as an estimable man and most indulgent husband, only necessary to mention Asparagus and it appeared or to hint at any little delicate thing to drink and it came like magic in a pint bottle; it was not ecstasy but it was comfort. Charles Dickens

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Anything for the quick life, as the man said when he took the situation at the lighthouse. Charles Dickens

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A day wasted on others is not wasted on one's self. Charles Dickens

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Now, what I want is, facts. Teach these boys and girls nothing but Facts. Facts alone are wanted in life. Plant nothing else, and root out everything else. You can only form the minds of reasoning animals upon Facts: nothing else will ever be of any service to them. This is the principle on which I bring up my own children, and this is the principle on which I bring up these children. Stick to Facts, sir! Charles Dickens

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

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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... Charles Dickens

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Accidents will occur in the best-regulated families; and in families not regulated by that pervading influence which sanctifies while it enhances... in short, by the influence of Woman, in the lofty character of Wife, they may be expected with confidence, and must be borne with philosophy. Charles Dickens

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I never see any difference in boys. I only know two sorts of boys. Mealy boys and beef-faced boys. Charles Dickens

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They are so filthy and bestial that no honest man would admit one into his house for a water-closet doormat. Charles Dickens