Who is Charles Dickens?

Charles Dickens was a prominent English writer known for his books Oliver Twist, Great Expectations and David Copperfield.

Books by Charles Dickens

Quotes by Charles Dickens

“A day wasted on others is not wasted on one’s self.”

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“A woman’s appetite is twice that of a man’s; her sexual desire, four times; her intelligence, eight times.”

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“Annual income: twenty pounds, annual expenditure: nineteen nineteen six, result: happiness.
Annual income: twenty pounds, annual expenditure: twenty pounds ought and six, result: misery.”

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“Cheerfulness and contentment are great beautifiers, and are famous preservers of good looks.”

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“Every traveler has a home of his own, and he learns to appreciate it the more from his wandering.”

Charles Dickens

“I never could have done what I have done, without the habits of punctuality, order, and diligence, without the determination to concentrate myself on one object at a time.”

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“If there were no bad people, there would be no good lawyers.”

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“It’s in vain to recall the past, unless it works some influence upon the present.”

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“Never close your lips to those whom you have already opened your heart.”

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“No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.”

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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.”

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“Subdue your appetites, my dears, and you’ve conquered human nature.”

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“Take nothing on its looks; take everything on evidence. There’s no better rule.”

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“The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again.”

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

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“There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate.”

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

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“Trifles make the sum of life.”

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“Vices are sometimes only virtues carried to excess.”

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“We forge the chains we wear in life.”

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