Charles Dickens Quotes

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

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.

A man must take the fat with the lean.

I have been bent and broken, but – I hope – into a better shape.

A very little key will open a very heavy door.

It 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.

Do all the good you can and make as little fuss about it as possible.

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

My advice is to never do tomorrow what you can do today. Procrastination is the thief of time.

The world belongs to those who set out to conquer it armed with self confidence and good humour.

Happiness is a gift and the trick is not to expect it, but to delight in it when it comes.

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.

The whole difference between construction and creation is exactly this: that a thing constructed can only be loved after it is constructed; but a thing created is loved before it exists.

We forge the chains we wear in life.

The American elite is almost beyond redemption. . . . Moral relativism has set in so deeply that the gilded classes have become incapable of discerning right from wrong. Everything can be explained away, especially by journalists. Life is one great moral mush–sophistry washed down with Chardonnay. The ordinary citizens, thank goodness, still adhere to absolutes…. It is they who have saved the republic from creeping degradation while their ‘betters’ were derelict.

A loving heart is the truest wisdom.

Come, then,” returned the nephew gaily. “What right have you to be dismal? What reason have you to be morose? You’re rich enough.

There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor.

Electric communication will never be a substitute for the face of someone who with their soul encourages another person to be brave and true.

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.

The ocean asks for nothing but those who stand by her shores gradually attune themselves to her rhythm.

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

I will live in the past, the present, and the future. The spirits of all three shall strive within me.

It is the last straw that breaks the camel’s back.

Consider nothing impossible, then treat possiblities as probabilities.