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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

58 14
No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another. Charles Dickens

32 7
God bless us every one! said Tiny Tim, the last of all. Charles Dickens

32 8
Charity begins at home, and justice begins next door. Charles Dickens

27 5
Cheerfulness and contentment are great beautifiers and are famous preservers of youthful looks. Charles Dickens

25 4
I feel an earnest and humble desire, and shall till I die, to increase the stock of harmless cheerfulness. Charles Dickens

30 8
The word of a gentleman is as good as his bond; and sometimes better. Charles Dickens

17 2
A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other. Charles Dickens

17 2
Minds, like bodies, will fall into a pimpled, ill-conditioned state from mere excess of comfort. Charles Dickens

17 2
There are strings in the human heart that had better not be vibrated. Charles Dickens

25 7
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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michaelj72 added Never close your lips to those whom you have already opened your heart.

23 6
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

19 3
Subdue your appetites, my dears, and you've conquered human nature . Charles Dickens

19 3
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

12 1
It is a melancholy truth that even great men have their poor relations. Charles Dickens

17 3
Regrets are the natural property of gray hairs. Charles Dickens

17 3
The men who learn endurance, are they who call the whole world, brother. Charles Dickens

15 2
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

17 4
Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has plenty; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some. Charles Dickens

11 1
A man in public life expects to be sneered at -- it is the fault of his elevated situation, and not of himself. Charles Dickens

11 1
Mind like bodies, will often fall into a pimpled, ill-conditioned state from mere excess of comfort. Charles Dickens

14 2
There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts. Charles Dickens

14 2
He had but one eye and the pocket of prejudice runs in favor of two. Charles Dickens

14 2
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

15 4
I do not know the American gentleman, God forgive me for putting two such words together. Charles Dickens

16 5
Lord, keep my memory green. Charles Dickens

10 1
Many merry Christmases, friendships, great accumulation of cheerful recollections, affection on earth, and Heaven at last for all of us. Charles Dickens

10 1
michaelj72 added You have been the last dream of my soul. - A Tale of Two Cities

9 1
Great men are seldom over-scrupulous in the arrangement of their attire. Charles Dickens

10 2
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

9 2
Vices are sometimes only virtues carried to excess! Charles Dickens

9 2
Bring in the bottled lightning, a clean tumbler, and a corkscrew. Charles Dickens

9 2
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

9 2
Philosophers are only men in armor after all. Charles Dickens

10 3
Let us be moral. Let us contemplate existence. Charles Dickens

10 3
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

8 2
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

9 3
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

9 4
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

7 2
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

6 2
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

6 2
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

6 2
Anything for the quick life, as the man said when he took the situation at the lighthouse. Charles Dickens

5 1
They are so filthy and bestial that no honest man would admit one into his house for a water-closet doormat. Charles Dickens

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michaelj72 added Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurt.

5 1
A day wasted on others is not wasted on one's self. Charles Dickens

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the most interesting woman he met in the United States Charles Dickens

6 3
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