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Charles Dickens



    There is a wisdom of the head, and a wisdom of the heart.

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    Great men are seldom over-scrupulous in the arrangement of their attire.

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    The first rule of business is: Do other men for they would do you.

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    There is nothing so strong or safe in an emergency of life as the simple truth

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    At Mr Wackford Squeers's Academy, Dotheboys Hall . . . Youth are boarded, clothed, booked, furnished with pocket-money, provided with all necessaries, instructed in all languages living and dead.

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    In love of home, the love of country has its rise

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    And the voices in the waves are always whispering to Florence, in their ceaseless murmuring, of love - of love, eternal and illimitable, not bounded by the confines of this world, or by the end of time, but ranging still, beyond the sea, beyond the sky, to the invisible country far away!

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    Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts.

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    We spent as much money as we could, and got as little for it as people could make up their minds to give us. We were always more or less miserable, and most of our acquaintance were in the same condition. There was a gay fiction among us that we were constantly enjoying ourselves, and a skeleton truth that we never did. To the best of my belief, our case was in the last aspect a rather common one.

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    If you could say, with truth, to your own solitary heart, to-night, 'I have secured to myself the love and attachment, the gratitude or respect, of no human creature; I have won myself a tender place in no regard; I have done nothing good or serviceable to be remembered by!' your seventy-eight years would be seventy-eight heavy curses; would they not?

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    Here's the rule for bargains: `Do other men, for they would do you.' That's the true business precept.

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    I have made up my mind that I must have money, Pa. I feel that I can't beg it, borrow it, or steal it; and so I have resolved that I must marry it.

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    Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has plenty; not on your past misfortunes of which all men have some.

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    Philosophers are only men in armor after all.

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    The whole difference between construction and creation is exactly this: that a thing constructed can only be loved after it is constructed; but a thing created is loved before it exists.

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    All the housemaid hopes is, happiness for 'em - but marriage is a lottery, and the more she thinks about it, the more she feels the independence and the safety of a single life.

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