Charles John Huffam Dickens, also recognized as Charles Dickens, was born on February 7, 1812, at Portsmouth, Hampshire, England, died on June 9, 1870, at Gad’s Hill. He is described generally as “The greatest English novelist of the Victorian era.
His novel A Tale of Two Cities is to become his best-known work of historical fiction. Today, he is considered a literary genius because of his creation of the most notable fictional characters.
CHARLES DICKENS QUOTES
Dickens’ literary endeavours begin with the 1836 serial publication of The Pickwick Papers. Within a few years of writing, he is loved by his 18th-century audience for his humour, satire, and profound observation of character and society. Literary artists coined the “Dickensian” to describe Dickens and his writings, such as the poor social conditions and corrupt government. Check out this Charles Dickens quotes book.
Below listed a small collection of 30 best Charles Dickens quotes to remind you to be kind-hearted no matter what life gives you.
“There are dark shadows on the earth, but its lights are stronger in the contrast.”
“I must be taken as I have been made. The success is not mine, the failure is not mine, but the two together make me.”
“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.”
“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 completely; that in great aims and in small, I have always been thoroughly in earnest.”
“The broken heart, you think you will die, but you just keep living day after day after terrible day.”
“There is a wisdom of the head, and there is a wisdom of the heart.”
“There was a long hard time when I kept far from me the remembrance of what I had thrown away when I was quite ignorant of its worth.”
“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.”
“And yet I have had the weakness, and have still the weakness, to wish you to know with what a sudden mastery you kindled me, heap of ashes that I am, into fire.”
“A loving heart is the truest wisdom.”
Charles Dickens’ childhood was impoverished, but he became one of the wealthiest authors in the 18th century. Despite his successful endeavours, Charles remained compassionate and humble to all people, whatever status and class.
During great uncertainty and social unrest, Charles provided a voice to the people by focusing his writing on corrupt government structure, working-class conditions, and social distress, which eventually contributed to social change.
Let these Charles Dickens quotes remind you that whatever life throws at you, or whatever obstacles you’re facing right now, keeping your eyes wide open, your heart gentle, and your mind wise.