Quotes by Charles Dickens
"Reflect upon your blessings, of which every man has plenty,
not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some."
"No one is useless in this world who lightens
the burden of it for anyone else."
"A day wasted on others is not wasted on one's self."
"Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that
never tires, and a touch that never hurts."
"There are dark shadows on the earth,
but its lights are stronger in the contrast."
"I only ask to be free. The butterflies are free."
"Papa, potatoes, poultry, prunes, and prism
are all very good words for the lips."
"Oh the nerves, the nerves; the mysteries of this machine called man!
Oh the little that unhinges it, poor creatures that we are!"
"It opens the lungs, washes the countenance, exercises the
eyes, and softens down the temper; so cry away."
"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times."
"Cows are my passion. What I have ever sighed for has been to retreat
to a Swiss farm, and live entirely surrounded by cows - and china."
"Fan the sinking flame of hilarity with the wing
of friendship; and pass the rosy wine."