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.
“Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts.”
“A very little key will open a very heavy door.”
“No one is useless in this world who lightens the burden of it to anyone else.”
“Do all the good you can and make as little fuss about it as possible.”
“The world belongs to those who set out to conquer it armed with self confidence and good humour.”
“My advice is to never do tomorrow what you can do today. Procrastination is the thief of time.”
“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.”
“We forge the chains we wear in life.”
“I loved you madly; in the distasteful work of the day, in the wakeful misery of the night, girded by sordid realities, or wandering through paradises and hells of visions into which I rushed, carrying your image in my arms, I loved you madly.”
“The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again.”
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.