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Charles Dickens
Quotations



"A smothering of everything, and a knowledge of nothing. "

"It is a melancholy truth that even great men have their poor relations."
- Bleak House
 
"I have been writing and planning and making notes over an immense number of little bits of paper--and I never can write legibly under such circumstances. "
- Letter to Collins, March 1855
 
"Have a heart that never hardens, a temper that never tires, a touch that never hurts. "
 
"I made a compact with myself that in my person literature should stand by itself, of itself, and for itself."
- From a speech at a Liverpool Banquet
 
"A smothering of everything, and a knowledge of nothing. "
 
"Trifles make the sum of life. "
 
"I never could have done what I have done without the habits of punctuality, order, and diligence..."
 
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