Humorous Quotes attributed to Charles Dickens
1812-1870, British Novelist
- A day wasted on others is not wasted on one's self.
- A man in public life expects to be sneered at -- it is the fault of his elevated situation, and not of himself.
- Bring in the bottled lightning, a clean tumbler, and a corkscrew.
- He would make a lovely corpse.
- Here's the rule for bargains: ''Do other men, for they would do you.'' That's the true business precept.
- I do not know the American gentleman, God forgive me for putting two such words together.
- I feel an earnest and humble desire, and shall till I die, to increase the stock of harmless cheerfulness.
- I never had one hour's happiness in her society, and yet my mind all round
the four-and-twenty hours was harping on the happiness of having her with me unto death.
- Lizzie! I never thought before, that there was a woman in the world who
could affect me so much by saying so little.
- Something will come of this. I hope it mayn't be human gore.
- Subdue your appetites, my dears, and you've conquered human nature.
- The word of a gentleman is as good as his bond; and sometimes better.
- There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts.
- When you're a married man, Samivel, you'll understand a good many things as you don't understand now; but whether it's worth while, going through so much, to learn so little, as the charity-boy said when he got to the end of the alphabet, is a matter o taste.
- With affection beaming in one eye, and calculation shining out of the other.
- You might, from your appearance, be the wife of Lucifer.
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