Charles John Huffam Dickens was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world's best-known fictional characters and is regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era. His works enjoyed unprecedented popularity during his lifetime, and by the twentieth century critics and scholars had recognised him as a literary genius. His novels and short stories enjoy lasting popularity... (wikipedia)
No one is useless in this world who lightens the burden of it to anyone else.
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.
Whatever I have tried to do in life, I have tried with all my heart to do it well; whatever I have devoted myself to, I have devoted myself completely; in great aims and in small I have always thoroughly been in earnest.
The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again.
I only ask to be free. The butterflies are free.
There are dark shadows on the earth, but its lights are stronger in the contrast.
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.
I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.
There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts.
The men who learn endurance, are they who call the whole world, brother.