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1812-1870, English writer and social critic

A loving heart is the truest wisdom.
Charles Dickens

Have a heart that never hardens; a temper that never tires; a touch that never hurts.
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I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.
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No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.
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My meaning simply is, that whatever I have tried to do in life, I have tried with all my heart
to do well; that whatever I have devoted myself to, I have devoted myself to completely;
that in great aims and in small, I have always been thoroughly in earnest.
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Every traveler has a home of his own, and he learns to appreciate it the more from his
wandering.
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The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again.
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Cheerfulness and contentment are great beautifiers, and are famous preservers of good
looks.
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A woman's appetite is twice that of a man's; her sexual desire, four times; her intelligence,
eight times.
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It's in vain to recall the past, unless it works some influence upon the present.
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Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen nineteen six, result happiness.
Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pounds ought and six, result
misery.
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Suffering has been stronger than all other teaching, and has taught me to understand what
your heart used to be. I have been bent and broken, but, I hope, into a better shape.
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This is a world of action, and not for moping and droning in.
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Accidents will occur in the best regulated families.
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Never close your lips to those whom you have already opened your heart.
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Constancy in love is a good thing; but it means nothing, and is nothing, without constancy
in every kind of effort.
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Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childhood days, recall
to the old man the pleasures of his youth, and transport the traveler back to his own fireside
and quiet home.
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What an immense impression Paris made upon me. It is the most extraordinary place in the
world!
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In a word, I was too cowardly to do what I knew to be right, as I had been too cowardly to
avoid doing what I knew to be wrong.
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God knows we've never ashamed of our tears, because they are the rain that cleanses the
blinding dust of earth overlying our hard hearts.
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When a man bleeds inwardly, it is a dangerous thing for himself; but when he laughs inwardly,
it bodes no good to other people.
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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.
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Throughout life, our worst weaknesses and meannesses are usually committed for the sake of
the people we most despise.
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Electric communication will never be a substitute for the face of someone who with their soul
encourages another person to be brave and true.
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I hope that real love and truth are stronger in the end than any evil or misfortune in the
world.
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With affection beaming out of one eye, and calculation shining out of the other.
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There is nothing so strong or safe in an emergency of life as the simple truth.
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Subdue your appetites, my dears, and you've conquered human nature.
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I have known a vast quantity of nonsense talked about bad men not looking you in the face.
Don't trust that conventional idea. Dishonesty will stare honesty out of countenance any day
in the week, if there is anything to be got by it.
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Happiness is a gift and the trick is not to expect it, but to delight in it when it comes.
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To conceal anything from those to whom I am attached, is not in my nature. I can never
close my lips where I have opened my heart.
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The civility which money will purchase, is rarely extended to those who have none.
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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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There is a wisdom of the head and there is a wisdom of the heart.
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