Quotes by Charles Dickens

A day wasted on others is not wasted on one's self.
– Charles Dickens
A lady of what is commonly called an uncertain temper - a phrase which being interpreted signifies a temper tolerably certain to make everybody more or less uncomfortable.
– Charles Dickens
A loving heart is the truest wisdom.
– Charles Dickens
A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other.
– Charles Dickens
Any man may be in good spirits and good temper when he's well dressed. There ain't much credit in that.
– Charles Dickens
Anything for the quick life, as the man said when he took the situation at the lighthouse.
– Charles Dickens
'Bah,' said Scrooge. 'Humbug!'
– Charles Dickens
Bring in the bottled lightning, a clean tumbler, and a corkscrew.
– Charles Dickens
But I am sure that I have always thought of Christmas time, when it has come round... as a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable, pleasant time; the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely.
– Charles Dickens
Credit is a system whereby a person who can not pay gets another person who can not pay to guarantee that he can pay.
– Charles Dickens
Do you spell it with a V or a W?' inquired the judge. 'That depends upon the taste and fancy of the speller, my Lord'.
– Charles Dickens
Eccentricities of genius.
– Charles Dickens
Electric communication will never be a substitute for the face of someone who with their soul encourages another person to be brave and true.
– Charles Dickens
Great men are seldom over-scrupulous in the arrangement of their attire.
– Charles Dickens
Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childhood days, recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth, and transport the traveler back to his own fireside and quiet home!
– Charles Dickens
Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts.
– Charles Dickens
He had but one eye and the pocket of prejudice runs in favor of two.
– Charles Dickens
He would make a lovely corpse.
– Charles Dickens
I have known a vast quantity of nonsense talked about bad men not looking you in the face. Don't trust that conventional idea. Dishonesty will stare honesty out of countenance any day in the week, if there is anything to be got by it.
– Charles Dickens
I never could have done what I have done without the habits of punctuality, order, and diligence, without the determination to concentrate myself on one subject at a time.
– Charles Dickens