Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens

English author
7 February 1812 — 9 June 1870

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I do come home at Christmas. We all do, or we all should. We all come home, or ought to come home, for a short holiday - the longer, the better - from the great boarding school where we are forever working at our arithmetical slates, to take, and give a rest.

I am sure that I have always thought of Christmas time, when it has come round [...] as a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable, pleasant time; the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely.

I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.

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!

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.

No one who can read, ever looks at a book, even unopened on a shelf, like one who cannot.

I hope that real love and truth are stronger in the end than any evil or misfortune in the world.

There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor.

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.

We need never be ashamed of our tears.

Home is a name, a word, it is a strong one; stronger than magician ever spoke, or spirit answered to, in strongest conjuration.

There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts.

The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again.

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