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

Christmas Quotes, by Charles Dickens

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Reflect upon your present blessings of which every man has many - not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some

Misfortune Quotes, by 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 spring of hope, it was the winter of despair . . . in short, the period was so far like the present period . . . .

Personality Quotes, by Charles 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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