Charles Dickens, the most successful novelist of the Victorian era was born on 6th February 1812. His novels, short stories and novellas are as popular today as they were during his lifetime with many of them being made into films, serialised on television and parodied by comedians across the globe.
Of course we couldn’t let such an auspicious occasion pass us by without our usual homage to a wonderful author in the form of Quotes Top Ten.
“There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humour.”
“Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts.”
“No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.”
“I have been bent and broken, but – I hope – into a better shape.”
“Nothing that we do, is done in vain. I believe, with all my soul, that we shall see triumph.”
“There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts.”
“Cheerfulness and contentment are great beautifiers, and are famous preservers of good looks.”
“Never close your lips to those whom you have already opened your heart.”
“And O there are days in this life, worth life and worth death.”
“Reflect upon your present blessings — of which every man has many — not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.”
I could have chosen a thousand quotes and still not reached the limit of Dickens works but I hope these few either take you back to books read once upon a time, or tempt you into reading a Dickens classic.