Charles Dickens Top 10 Quotes


This is a world of action, and not for moping and droning in.

Charles Dickens (David Copperfield, 1850)


The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again.

Charles Dickens (Nicholas Nickleby, 1838-1839)


Train up a fig tree in the way it should go, and when you are old sit under the shade of it.

Charles Dickens (Dombey and Son, 1846-1848)


No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.

Charles Dickens (Our Mutual Friend, 1864-1865)


Minds, like bodies, will often fall into a pimpled, ill-conditioned state from mere excess of comfort.

Charles Dickens (Barnaby Rudge, 1841)


Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.

Charles Dickens (David Copperfield, 1850)


Every traveler has a home of his own, and he learns to appreciate it the more from his wandering.

Charles Dickens (Speech in London, 1854)


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

Charles Dickens (Our Mutual Friend, 1864-1865)


A loving heart is the truest wisdom.

Charles Dickens (David Copperfield, 1850)


We forge the chains we wear in life.

Charles Dickens (A Christmas Carol, 1843)

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Charles Dickens Biography

Born: February 7, 1812
Died: June 9, 1870

Charles Dickens was an English writer who is known world wide for his novels and iconic characters. He was in his time (Victorian Era) the most popular writer, and he still remains popular to this day.

Notable Works

The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club (1836 - 1837)
The Adventures of Oliver Twist (1837 - 1839)
The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (1838 - 1839)
The Old Curiosity Shop (1840 - 1841)
Barnaby Rudge (1841)
A Christmas Carol (1843)
The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit (1843 - 1844)
Dombey and Son (1846 - 1848)
David Copperfield (1849 - 1850)
Hard Times (1854)
A Tale of Two Cities (1859)
Great Expectations (1860 - 1861)
Our Mutual Friend (1864 - 1865)
The Mystery of Edwin Drood (1870)

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