Charles Dickens Quotes

Charles Dickens Quotes

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With them who stood upon the brink of the great gulf which none can see beyond, Time, so soon to lose itself in vast Eternity, rolled on like a mighty river, swollen and rapid as it nears the sea. ~ Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens She had found her heart at last. Never having known its worth till now, she had never known the worth of his. ~ Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens "Come when they may, they shall not find us skulking and hiding, as if we feared to take our portion of the light of day, and left it all to them." ~ Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens "But recollect from this time that all good things perverted to evil purposes, are worse than those which are naturally bad. A thoroughly wicked woman, is wicked indeed. When religion goes wrong, she is very wrong, for the same reason." ~ Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens We must leave the discovery of this mystery, like all others, to time, and accident, and Heaven's pleasure. ~ Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens He caught the fancy of the king, knelt down a grub, and rose a butterfly. ~ Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens Curiosity is, and has been from the creation of the world, a master-passion. To awaken it, to gratify it by slight degrees, and yet leave something always in suspense, is to establish the surest hold that can be had, in wrong, on the unthinking portion of mankind. ~ Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens To surround anything, however monstrous or ridiculous, with an air of mystery, is to invest it with a secret charm, and power of attraction which to the crowd is irresistible. ~ Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens It is the unhappy lot of thoroughly weak men, that their very sympathies, affections, confidences—all the qualities which in better constituted minds are virtues—dwindle into foibles, or turn into downright vices. ~ Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens "I have heard it said that as we keep our birthdays when we are alive, so the ghosts of dead people, who are not easy in their graves, keep the day they died upon." ~ Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens

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