Favorite Charles Dickens Quotes

There is prodigious strength in sorrow and despair.

  1. There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor.
  2. Never close your lips to those whom you have already opened your heart.
  3. There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts.
  4. Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts.
  5. No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.
  6. The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again.
  7. I wish you to know that you have been the last dream of my soul.
  8. Every traveler has a home of his own, and he learns to appreciate it the more from his wandering.
  9. Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.
  10. I have been bent and broken, but – I hope – into a better shape.
  11. 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.
  12. No one who can read, ever looks at a book, even unopened on a shelf, like one who cannot.
  13. There is prodigious strength in sorrow and despair.
  14. Think now and then that there is a man who would give his life, to keep a life you love beside you.
  15. Take nothing on its looks; take everything on evidence. There’s no better rule.

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