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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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Time was with most of us, when Christmas Day, encircling all our limited world like a magic ring, left nothing out for us to miss or seek; bound together all our home enjoyments, affections, and hopes; grouped everything and everyone round the Christ

Religious love Quotes, by Charles Dickens

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Barkis is willin'!

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

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It's my girl that advises. She has the head. But I never own to it before her. Discipline must be maintained.

Wives Quotes, by Charles Dickens , Source: Bleak House (ch. XXVII)

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God bless us every one.

Blessings Quotes, by Charles Dickens , Source: A Christmas Carol (stave 3)

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With affection beaming in one eye and calculation shining out of the other.

Eyes Quotes, by Charles Dickens , Source: The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit (ch. VIII)

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Why then we should drop into poetry.

Poetry Quotes, by Charles Dickens , Source: Our Mutual Friend (bk. I, ch. V)

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Fan the sinking flame of hilarity with the wing of friendship; and pass the rosy wine.

Friendship Quotes, by Charles Dickens , Source: The Old Curiosity Ship (ch. VII)

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What is the odds so long as the fire of souls is kindled at the taper of conwiviality, and the wing of friendship never moults a feather?

Friendship Quotes, by Charles Dickens , Source: The Old Curiosity Shop (ch. II)

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Mrs. Crupp had indignantly assured him that there wasn't room to swing a cat there; but as Mr. Dick justly observed to me, sitting down on the foot of the bed, nursing his leg, "You know, Trotwood, I don't want to swing a cat. I never do swing a cat. Therefore what does that signify to me?"

Cats Quotes, by Charles Dickens , Source: The Personal History of David Copperfield (vol. II, ch. VI)

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When I got up to the Peacock--where I found everybody drinking hot punch in self-preservation.

Drinking Quotes, by Charles Dickens , Source: The Holly Tree Inn

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"Wery good power o' suction, Sammy," said Mr. Weller the elder. . . . "You'd ha' made an uncommon fine oyster, Sammy, if you'd been born in that station o' life."

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

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Secret, and self-contained, and solitary as an oyster.

Oysters Quotes, by Charles Dickens , Source: A Christmas Carol (stave 1)

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It's a wery remarkable circumstance, sir," said Sam, "that poverty and oysters always seem to go together."

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

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Accidents will occur in the best regulated families.

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

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"It wasn't the wine," murmured Mr. Snodgrass in a broken voice, "it was the salmon."

Wine and spirits Quotes, by Charles Dickens , Source: The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club (ch. VIII)

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He had used the work in its Pickwickian sense . . . he had merely considered him a humbug in a Pickwickian point of view.

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

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Circumstances beyond my individual control.

Circumstance Quotes, by Charles Dickens , Source: The Personal History of David Copperfield (ch. 20)

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He has gone to the demnition bow-wows.

Fate Quotes, by Charles Dickens , Source: The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (ch. LXIV)

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When found, make a note of.

Journalism Quotes, by Charles Dickens , Source: Dombey and Son (ch. 15)

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Known by the sobriquet of "The Artful Dodger."

Names Quotes, by Charles Dickens , Source: Oliver Twist (ch. 8)

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"Brooks of Sheffield": "'Somebody's sharp.' 'Who is?'" asked the gentleman, laughing. I looked up quickly, being curious to know. "Only Brooks of Sheffield," said Mr. Murdstone. I was glad to find it was only Brooks of Sheffield; for at first I really thought that it was I.

Names Quotes, by Charles Dickens , Source: The Personal History of David Copperfield (ch. 2)

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Called me wessel, Sammy--a wessel of wrath.

Names Quotes, by Charles Dickens , Source: The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club (ch. 22)

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Morality is of the highest importance--but for us, not for God.

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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Jobling, there are chords in the human mind.

Sympathy Quotes, by Charles Dickens , Source: Bleak House (ch. XX)

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