Charles John Huffam Dickens (born 7 February 1812, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England – died 9 June 1870, Gad’s Hill, near Chatham, Kent, England) was an English writer and social critic. His many volumes include such works as A Christmas Carol, David Copperfield, Bleak House, A Tale of Two Cities, Great Expectations, and Our Mutual Friend. Dickens belonged to the Victorian Era in England and is generally regarded as the greatest literary figure of his era.
There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor. Never close your lips to those whom you have already opened your heart. I loved her against reason, against promise, against peace, against hope, against happiness, against all discouragement that could be. Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts. 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. There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts.
HIt 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 epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of light, it was the season of darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair.
Charles Dickens A loving heart is the truest wisdom. Suffering has been stronger than all other teaching, and has taught me to understand what your heart used to be. I have been bent and broken, but - I hope - into a better shape. Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we'd give blood. I must be taken as I have been made. The success is not mine, the failure is not mine, but the two together make me. A man is lucky if he is the first love of a woman. A woman is lucky if she is the last love of a man. Reflect upon your present blessings – of which every man has many – not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some. A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other. Change begets change. Nothing propagates so fast. From the death of each day’s hope another hope sprung up to live to-morrow.
HHeaven knows we need never be ashamed of our tears, for they are rain upon the blinding dust of earth, overlying our hard hearts. I was better after I had cried, than before--more sorry, more aware of my own ingratitude, more gentle.
Charles Dickens No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another. What greater gift than the love of a cat. We need never be ashamed of our tears. And O there are days in this life, worth life and worth death. The most important thing in life is to stop saying 'I wish' and start saying 'I will.' Consider nothing impossible, then treat possibilities as probabilities. Never," said my aunt, "be mean in anything; never be false; never be cruel. Avoid those three vices, Trot, and I can always be hopeful of you. There are dark shadows on the earth, but its lights are stronger in the contrast. You have been the last dream of my soul. The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again. Every baby born into the world is a finer one than the last.
HI admire machinery as much is any man, and am as thankful to it as any man can be for what it does for us. But it will never be a substitute for the face of a man, with his soul in it, encouraging another man to be brave and true.
Charles Dickens Love her, love her, love her! If she favours you, love her. If she wounds you, love her. If she tears your heart to pieces – and as it gets older and stronger, it will tear deeper – love her, love her, love her! To conceal anything from those to whom I am attached, is not in my nature. I can never close my lips where I have opened my heart. Ask no questions, and you’ll be told no lies. My meaning simply is, that whatever I have tried to do in life, I have tried with all my heart to do well; that whatever I have devoted myself to I have devoted mysef completely; that in great aims and in small, I have aways been thoroughly in earnest. A very little key will open a very heavy door. The broken heart. You think you will die, but you just keep living, day after day after terrible day. Take nothing on its looks; take everything on evidence. There’s no better rule. I hope that real love and truth are stronger in the end than any evil or misfortune in the world. A word in earnest is as good as a speech. Life is made of ever so many partings welded together. Every traveler has a home of his own, and he learns to appreciate it the more from his wandering. There was a long hard time when I kept far from me the remembrance of what I had thrown away when I was quite ignorant of its worth. If there were no bad people, there would be no good lawyers. In a word, I was too cowardly to do what I knew to be right, as I had been too cowardly to avoid doing what I knew to be wrong. Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him. I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade. Nature gives to every time and season some beauties of its own; and from morning to night, as from the cradle to the grave, it is but a succession of changes so gentle and easy that we can scarcely mark their progress. Electric communication will never be a substitute for the face of someone who with their soul encourages another person to be brave and true. Charity begins at home, and justice begins next door. A day wasted on others is not wasted on one's self. No one who can read, ever looks at a book, even unopened on a shelf, like one who cannot.
HMy meaning simply is, that whatever I have tried to do in life, I have tried with all my heart to do well; that whatever I have devoted myself to, I have devoted myself to completely; that in great aims and in small, I have always been thoroughly in earnest.
Charles Dickens Do all the good you can and make as little fuss about it as possible. Happiness is a gift and the trick is not to expect it, but to delight in it when it comes. The sun himself is weak when he first rises, and gathers strength and courage as the day gets on. It is because I think so much of warm and sensitive hearts, that I would spare them from being wounded. So, throughout life, our worst weaknesses and meannesses are usually committed for the sake of the people whom we most despise. There is prodigious strength in sorrow and despair. 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.