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81 Famous Quotes by Charles Dickens
2/7/1812 - 6/9/1870
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Boz     Charles John Huffam Dickens     Dickens
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A woman's appetite is twice that of a man's; her sexual desire, four times; her intelligence, eight times

Appetite Quotes, by 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.

Bravery Quotes, by Charles Dickens

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The dodgerest of all the dodgers.

Names Quotes, by Charles Dickens , Source: Our Mutual Friend (ch. XIII)

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The Bearings of this observation lays in the application on it.

Morality Quotes, by Charles Dickens , Source: Dombey and Son (ch. XXIII)

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Humanity has every reason to place the proclaimers of high moral standards and values above the discoverers of objective truth. What humanity own to personalities like Buddha, Moses, and Jesus ranks for me higher than all the achievements the inquiring constructive mind.

Morality Quotes, by Charles Dickens , Source: Dombey and Son (ch. XXIII)

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The American elite is almost beyond redemption. . . . Moral relativism has set in so deeply that the gilded classes have become incapable of discerning right from wrong. Everything can be explained away, especially by journalists. Life is one great moral mush--sophistry washed down with Chardonnay. The ordinary citizens, thank goodness, still adhere to absolutes. . . . It is they who have saved the republic from creeping degradation while their "betters" were derelict.

Morality Quotes, by Charles Dickens , Source: Dombey and Son (ch. XXIII)

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There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.

Hunger Quotes, by Charles Dickens , Source: Oliver Twist (ch. II)

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A man who could build a church, as one may say, by squinting at a sheet of paper.

Architecture Quotes, by Charles Dickens , Source: The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit (vol. II, ch. VI)

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

Abstinence Quotes, by Charles Dickens

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He would make a lovely corpse.

Funerals Quotes, by Charles Dickens

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It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to, than I have ever known

Rest Quotes, by Charles Dickens

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The most important human endeavor is the striving for morality in our actions. Our inner balance and even our very existence depend on it. Only morality in our actions can give beauty and dignity to life.

Morality Quotes, by Charles Dickens , Source: Dombey and Son (ch. XXIII)

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If the parks be "the lungs of London" we wonder what Greenwich Fair is--a periodical breaking out, we suppose--a sort of spring rash.

London Quotes, by Charles Dickens , Source: Greenwich Fair

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"There are strings," said Mr. Tappertit, ". . . in the human heart that had better not be wibrated."

Heart Quotes, by Charles Dickens , Source: Barnaby Rudge (ch. XXII)

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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.

Communication Quotes, by Charles Dickens

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A merry Christmas to everybody! A happy New Year to all the world!

Literary Quotes, by Charles Dickens

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If you don't like the weather, wait a minute

Weather Quotes, by Charles Dickens

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"And a bird-cage, sir," said Sam. "Veels vithin veels, a prison in a prison."

Prison Quotes, by Charles Dickens , Source: The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club (ch. XL)

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I have known him [Micawber] come home to supper with a flood of tears, and a declaration that nothing was now left but a jail; and go to bed making a calculation of the expense of putting bow-windows to the house, "in case anything turned up," which was his favorite expression.

Expectation Quotes, by Charles Dickens , Source: The Personal History of David Copperfield (ch. XI)

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It is a far, far better thing that I do, than anything I have ever done; it is a far, far, better rest that I go to, than I have ever known.

Death / immortality Quotes, by Charles Dickens

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I made a compact with myself that in my person literature should stand by itself, of itself, and for itself.

Literature Quotes, by Charles Dickens , Source: in a speech at a Liverpool Banquet

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The next time you go out to a smoking party, young feller, fill your pipe with that 'ere reflection.

Reflection Quotes, by Charles Dickens , Source: The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club (ch. XVI)

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Man blames fate for other accidents, but feels personally responsible when he makes a hole in one

Accidents Quotes, by Charles Dickens

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Every baby born into the world is a finer one than the last

Babies Quotes, by Charles Dickens

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A merry Christmas to everybody! A happy New Year to all the world!

Christmas Quotes, by Charles Dickens

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