Charles Dickens

Charles John Huffam Dickens (1812-1870) was the foremost English novelist of the Victorian era, as well as a vigorous social campaigner. Considered one of the English language's greatest writers, he was acclaimed for his rich storytelling and memorable characters, and achieved massive worldwide popularity in his lifetime. Here are a few things that he said:

No one is useless in the world who lightens the burden of it for anyone else.

Have a heart that never hardens, a temper that never tires, a touch that never hurts.

Charity begins at home, and justice begins next door.

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 subject at a time.

Regrets are the natural property of grey hairs.

I only ask to be free. The butterflies are free.

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

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

There is a wisdom of the head, and a wisdom of the heart.

1 comment:

  1. Enjoyed these. Dickens is a favorite (especially Tale of Two Cities).


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