Charles John Huffam Dickens is often considered as the greatest novelist from the Victorian era. Known for his novels like David Copperfield, Oliver Twist and A Tale of Two Cities, his works are widely studied in academics. He has crafted some of the most beautiful stories that touch any soul. Here, I have listed down some of his most popular quotes.
“Heaven knows we need never be ashamed of our tears, for they are rain upon the blinding dust of earth, overlying our hard hearts. I was better after I had cried, than before - more sorry, more aware of my own ingratitude, more gentle.”
"Subdue your appetites, my dears, and you've conquered human nature."
“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.”
"An idea, like a ghost, must be spoken to a little before it will explain itself."
“We need never be ashamed of our tears.”
“To conceal anything from those to whom I am attached, is not in my nature. I can never close my lips where I have opened my heart.”
“There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor.”
"Credit is a system whereby a person who can not pay gets another person who can not pay to guarantee that he can pay."
“I hope that real love and truth are stronger in the end than any evil or misfortune in the world.”
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.”
"There are dark shadows on the earth, but its lights are stronger in the contrast."
"The age of chivalry is past. Bores have succeeded to dragons."
"There are strings in the human heart that had better not be vibrated."
“Every traveler has a home of his own, and he learns to appreciate it the more from his wandering.”
“No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.”
This is just a compilation of a few of Charles Dickens’ quotes. As you can see from the nature of the quotes, he was one of those authors who touched all aspects of human life through his observation and translated them into beautiful novels.