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Charles Dickens Quotes About Life, Love, Education, Goodreads, Marriage, Oliver Twist, Poverty, Reading & Death! One of the best-known of all time, Charles Dickens, was an English author who lived and worked in the 19th century. The author Charles Dickens was born on February 7, 1812, in Portsmouth, England. Following his father’s arrest, Dickens was told to quit school and work in a boot-blacking factory beside the Thames.

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Dickens’ father paid off his debts with a family legacy meant he could finally let his son return to school. He had to collapse out of school In 1827  and work as an office boy to help support his family. While Dickens was raised in squalor and had no formal education, he did not let that stop him from becoming an outstanding author.

In addition to 15 books, he also wrote several short stories, essays, and shorter novels over his career. After the release of ‘The Pickwick Papers,’ Dickens became an internationally recognized author and toured the world, reading his works to an audience. “A Christmas Carol,” “David Copperfield,” “A Tale of Two Cities,” “Hard Times,” “Oliver Twist,” and many more are among his many classics.

Many of Dickens’ works became required reading in schools and colleges across the globe, cementing his place in history as one of literature’s most famous authors. June 9, 1870, was the day when he died. During his lifetime, he became a tremendously famous public personality, and almost all of his writings are still regarded as classics by most people across the globe.

Best Charles Dickens Quotes

1. “I loved her against reason, against promise, against peace, against hope, against happiness, against all discouragement that could be.”-Charles Dickens 

2. “There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts.”-Charles Dickens 

3. “A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other.”-Charles Dickens 

4. “It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to than I have ever known.”-Charles Dickens 

5. “And O there are days in this life, worth life and worth death.”-Charles Dickens 

6. “We need never be ashamed of our tears.”-Charles Dickens 

7. “It is a fair, even-handed, noble adjustment of things, that while there is infection in disease and sorrow, there is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humour.”-Charles Dickens 

8. “The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again.”-Charles Dickens 

9. “In a word, I was too cowardly to do what I knew to be right, as I had been too cowardly to avoid doing what I knew to be wrong.”-Charles Dickens 

10. “Every traveler has a home of his own, and he learns to appreciate it the more from his wandering.”-Charles Dickens 

11. “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.”-Charles Dickens 

12. “Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.”-Charles Dickens 

13. “I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.”-Charles Dickens 

14. “There was a long hard time when I kept far from me the remembrance of what I had thrown away when I was quite ignorant of its worth.”-Charles Dickens 

15. “The broken heart. You think you will die, but you just keep living, day after day after terrible day.”-Charles Dickens 

16. “Have a heart that never hardens, have a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts.”-Charles Dickens 

17. “Family not only needs to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also of those whom we’d give blood.”-Charles Dickens 

18.  “Suffering has been stronger than all other teaching, and has taught me to understand what your heart used to be. I have been bent and broken, but — I hope — into a better shape.”-Charles Dickens 

19. “There are dark shadows on the earth, but its lights are stronger in the contrast.”-Charles Dickens 

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

21. “A loving heart is the truest wisdom.”-Charles Dickens 

22. “The broken heart. You think you will die, but you just keep living day after day after terrible day.”-Charles Dickens 

23. “Take nothing on its looks; take everything on evidence. There’s no better rule.”-Charles Dickens 

24. “I hope that real love and truth are stronger in the end than any evil or misfortune in the world.”-Charles Dickens 

25. “My meaning simply is, that whatever I have tried to do in life, I have tried with all my heart to do well; that whatever I have devoted myself to I have devoted myself completely; that in great aims and in small, I have always been thoroughly in earnest.”-Charles Dickens 

26. “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.”-Charles Dickens 

27. “My advice is, never do to-morrow what you can do today.”-Charles Dickens 

28. “A multitude of people and yet a solitude.”-Charles Dickens 

29. “A dream, all a dream, that ends in nothing, and leaves the sleeper where he lay down, but I wish you to know that you inspired it.”-Charles Dickens 

30. “Happiness is a gift and the trick is not to expect it, but to delight in it when it comes.”-Charles Dickens 

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