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81 Famous Quotes by Charles Dickens
2/7/1812 - 6/9/1870
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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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Oliver Twist has asked for more.

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

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Hallo! A great deal of steam! the pudding was out of the copper. A smell like a washing-day! That was the cloth. A smell like an eating-house and a pastrycook's next door to each other, with a laundress's next door to that. That was the pudding.

Cookery Quotes, by Charles Dickens , Source: A Christmas Carol (stave three)

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I am well aware that I am the 'umblest person going . . . let the other be where he may.

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

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'Umble we are, 'umble we have been, 'umble we shall ever be.

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

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Some credit in being jolly.

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

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In came Mrs. Fezziwig, one vast substantial smile.

Smiles Quotes, by Charles Dickens , Source: A Christmas Carol (stave 2)

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"If the law supposes that," said Mr. Bumble, "the law is an ass, a idiot."

Arithmetic Quotes, by Charles Dickens , Source: Oliver Twist (ch. LI)

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Anyone who considers arithmetical methods of producing random digits is, of course, in a state of sin.

Arithmetic Quotes, by Charles Dickens , Source: Oliver Twist (ch. LI)

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A friendly swarry, consisting of a boiled leg of mutton with the usual trimmings.

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

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Barkis is willin'!

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

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"When a man says he's willin'," said Mr. Barkis, "it's as much as to say, that man's a-waitin' for a answer."

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

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There is nothing good or evil save in the will.

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

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The wind's in the east. . . . I am always conscious of an uncomfortable sensation now and then when the wind is blowing in the east.

Wind Quotes, by Charles Dickens , Source: Bleak House (ch. VI)

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I never will desert Mr. Micawber.

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

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Oh, a dainty plant is the ivy green, That creepeth o'er ruins old! Of right choice food are his meals I ween, In his cell so lone and cold. . . . . Creeping where no life is seen, A rare old plant is the ivy green.

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

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"Never see . . . a dead post-boy, did you?" inquired Sam. . . . "No," rejoined Bob, "I never did." "No!" rejoined Sam triumphantly. "Nor never vill; and there's another thing that no man never see, and that's a dead donkey."

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

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Horatio looked handsomely miserable, like Hamlet slipping on a piece of orange-peel.

Misery Quotes, by Charles Dickens , Source: Sketches by Boz--Horatio Sparkins, (omitted in some editions)

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Heaven knows we need never be ashamed of our tears, for they are rain upon the blinding dust of Earth, overlaying our hard hearts.

Tears Quotes, by Charles Dickens

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Accidents will occur in the best-regulated families.

Accidents Quotes, by Charles Dickens

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This is a world of action, and not for moping and droning in.

Actions Quotes, by Charles Dickens

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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.

Home Quotes, by Charles Dickens

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Reflect on 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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Which fiddle-strings is weakness to expredge my nerves this night!

Nervousness Quotes, by Charles Dickens

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Oh the nerves, the nerves; the mysteries of this machine called man! Oh the little that unhinges it, poor creatures that we are!

Neurosis Quotes, by Charles Dickens

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