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The Best Charles Dickens Quotes

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A list of the best Charles Dickens quotes. This list is arranged by which famous Charles Dickens quotes have received the most votes, so only the greatest Charles Dickens quotes are at the top of the list. All the most popular quotes from Charles Dickens should be listed here, but if any were missed you can add more at the end of the list. This list includes notable Charles Dickens quotes on various subjects, many of which are inspirational and thought provoking.

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    A loving heart is the truest wisdom.

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

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

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

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

    Charles Dickens
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    Never close your lips to those whom you have already opened your heart.

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

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

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

    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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    Regrets are the natural property of gray hairs.

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

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

    Charles Dickens
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    Vices are sometimes only virtues carried to excess!

    Charles Dickens
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