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Charles Dickens Quotes

Charles Dickens by Frith 1859

Charles Dickens Quotes

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“There are dark shadows on the earth, but its lights are stronger in the contrast.”

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“Charity begins at home, and justice begins next door.”

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“I never could have done what I have done without the habits of punctuality, order, and diligence, without the determination to concentrate on one subject at a time.”

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““There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humour.” A Christmas Carol

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“No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.”

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“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” David Copperfield

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“Ask no questions, and you’ll be told no lies.” Great Expectations

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“There is prodigious strength in sorrow and despair.”  A Tale of Two Cities

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“The most important thing in life is to stop saying ‘I wish’ and start saying ‘I will.’ Consider nothing impossible, then treat possibilities as probabilities.”

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Charles Dickens Museum

The Charles Dickens Museum is the author’s house turned to into a museum about Charles Dickens. The museum is housed in a Georgian terraced house which was Charles Dickens’s home from 1837 to 1839. Charles Dickens and his wife Catherine Dickens lived here with the older two of Dickens’s daughters, Mary Dickens and Kate Macready Dickens being born in the house.

Charles Dickens Museum

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Charles Dickens Museum

  • Name:                 Charles Dickens Museum
  • City:                     London
  • Country:             United Kingdom
  • Opened:              1925
  • Locations:          48 Doughty Street in Holborn, London

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“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” Charles Dickens

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Photo Credit: William Powell Frith [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons