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Quotations by Charles Dickens
Charles DickensA heart that never hardens - Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts.

Love of a cat - What greater gift than the love of a cat.

To conceal from those to whom I am attached - 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.

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

The little world in which children have their existence - In the little world in which children have their existence, whosoever brings them up, there is nothing so finely perceived and so finely felt, as injustice.

Take nothing on its looks - Take nothing on its looks; take everything on evidence. There's no better rule.

Never be ashamed of tears - 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.

The quality of attention - The one serviceable, safe, certain, remunerative, attainable quality in every study and in every pursuit is the quality of attention. My own invention, or imagination, such as it is, I can most truthfully assure you, would never have served me as it has but for the habit of commonplace, humble, patient, daily, toiling, drudging attention.

Losing sight of what is natural - Men talk of nature as an abstract thing, and lose sight of what is natural while they do so.

I have tried to do with all my heart - Whatever I have tried to do in life, I have tried with all my heart to do well; whatever I have devoted myself to, I have devoted myself to completely; in great aims and in small, I have always been thoroughly in earnest.

To do what I have done - 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.