Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens

Minds, like bodies, will often fall into a pimpled, ill-conditioned state from mere excess of comfort.

Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pound ought and six, result misery.

Train up a fig tree in the way it should go, and when you are old sit under the shade of it.

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

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

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

Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tries, and a touch that never hurts.

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

Accidents will occur in the best regulated families.

I do not know the American gentleman, god forgive me for putting two such words together.

It is a 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.

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

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.

It is a melancholy truth that even great men have their poor relations.

So, throughout life, our worst weaknesses and meannesses are usually committed for the sake of the people whom we most despise.

Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation of the first link on one memorable day.

We need never be ashamed of our tears.

Spring is the time of the year, when it is summer in the sun and winter in the shade.

I love these little people; and it is not a slight thing when they, who are so fresh from God, love us.