Charles Dickens (1812-1870) English novelist

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Nature gives to every time and season some beauties of its own; and from morning to night, as from the cradle to the grave, it is but a succession of changes so gentle and easy that we can scarcely mark their progress. - Charles Dickens
If there were no bad people there would be no good lawyers. - Charles Dickens
Minds, like bodies, will often fall into a pimpled, ill-conditioned state from mere excess of comfort. - Charles Dickens
There might be some credit in being jolly. - Charles Dickens
Oh the nerves, the nerves; the mysteries of this machine called man! Oh the little that unhinges it, poor creatures that we are! - Charles Dickens
I only ask to be free. The butterflies are free. - Charles Dickens
I feel an earnest and humble desire, and shall till I die, to increase the stock of harmless cheerfulness. - Charles Dickens
I have known him (Micawber) come home to supper with a flood of tears, and a declaration that nothing was now left but a jail; and go to bed making a calculation of the expense of putting bow-windows to the house, 'in case anything turned up,' which was his favorite expression. - Charles Dickens
A friendly swarry, consisting of a boiled leg of mutton with the usual trimmings. - Charles Dickens