Charles Dickens Quotes
As the last straw breaks the laden camel's back, this piece of underground information crushed the sinking spirits of Mr. Dombey.
Dombey and Son (1848)
The one great principle of the English law is, to make business for itself. There is no other principle distinctly, certainly, and consistently maintained through all its narrow turnings. Viewed by this light it becomes a coherent scheme, and not the monstrous maze the laity are apt to think it. Let them but once clearly perceive that its grand principle is to make business for itself at their expense, and surely they will cease to grumble.
I have always thought of Christmas time 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.
I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.
It is good to be children sometimes, and never better than at Christmas when its mighty Founder was a child Himself.
Never close your lips to those whom you have opened your heart.