Charles Dickens quotes

Charles Dickens is regarded by many as one of the greatest novelists to ever have lived. Now synonymous with the Victorian era, Dickens created some of the best-known fictional characters of all time and his books have been adapted and his stories retold countless times. Here are some of his best quotes.

Best Charles Dickens | Famous Quotes on Kindness, Love and Empathy

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

Doctor Marigold's Prescriptions, 1865

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

Hard Times, 1854

“No one who can read, ever looks at a book, even unopened on a shelf, like one who cannot.”

Our Mutual Friend, 1865

“I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.”

A Christmas Carol, 1843

“There is a wisdom of the head, and... there is a wisdom of the heart.”

Hard Times, 1854

“It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.”

Great Expectations, 1861

“A loving heart is the truest wisdom.”

David Copperfield, 1850

“Are not the sane and the insane equal at night as the sane lie a dreaming? Are not all of us outside this hospital, who dream, more or less in the condition of those inside it, every night of our lives?”

The Uncommercial Traveller - Night Walks, 1860 - 1861

“Heaven knows we need never be ashamed of our tears, for they are rain upon the blinding dust of earth, overlying our hard hearts.”

Great Expectations, 1861

In the moonlight which is always sad, as the light of the sun itself is—as the light called human life is—at its coming and its going.

A Tale of Two Cities, 1859

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