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A loving heart is the truest wisdom.
Happiness is a gift and the trick is not to expect it, but to delight in it when it comes.
The age of chivalry is past. Bores have succeeded to dragons.
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.
Not knowing how he lost himself, or how he recovered himself, he may never feel certain of not losing himself again.
I found myself with a perseverance worthy of a much better cause.
To surround anything, however monstrous or ridiculous, with an air of mystery, is to invest it with a secret charm, and power of attraction which to the crowd is irresistible.
I never had one hour's happiness in her society, and yet my mind all round the four-and-twenty hours was harping on the happiness of having her with me unto death.
Any man may be in good spirits and good temper when he's well dressed. There ain't much credit in that.
He cross-examined his very wine when he had nothing else at hand.
There are strings in the human heart which must never be sounded by another, and drinks that I make myself are those strings in mine.
The civility which money will purchase, is rarely extended to those who have none.
For certain, neither of them sees a happy Present, as the gate opens and closes, and one goes in, and the other goes away.
When I went out, light of day seemed a darker color than when I went in.
The miserable man was a man of that confined stolidity of mind that he could not discuss my prospects without having me before him.
I work pretty hard for a sufficient living, and therefore – yes, I do well.
She led me to believe we will going fast because her thoughts were going fast.
Remember how strong we are in our happiness and how weak he is in his misery!
There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor.
His was not a lazy trustfulness that hoped, and did no more.
The society of girls is a very delightful thing, Copperfield. It's not professional, but it's very delightful.
Make them laugh, make them cry, make them wait.
You touch some of the reasons for my going, not for my staying away.
There is a wisdom of the head, and... there is a wisdom of the heart.
There is a wisdom of the head, and a wisdom of the heart.
We'll start to forget a place once we left it
And this is the eternal law. For, Evil often stops short at istelf and dies with the doer of it! but Good, never.
Whatsume'er the failings on his part, Remember reader he were that good in his hart.
. . .for in natures, as in seas, depth answers unto depth
Oh, let us love our occupations, Bless the squire and his relations, Live upon our daily rations, And always know our proper stations.
It was not because I had a strong sense of the virtue of industry, but because Joe had a strong sense of the virtue of industry, that I worked with tolerable zeal against the grain.
It is good to be children sometimes, and never better than at Christmas when the Great Creator was a child himself.
A word in earnest is as good as a speech
And a beautiful world we live in, when it is possible, and when many other such things are possible, and not only possible, but done-- done, see you!-- under that sky there, every day.
Minds like bodies will often fall into a pimpled ill-conditioned state from mere excess of comfort.
So may the New Year be a happy one to you, happy to many more whose happiness depends on you!
Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show.
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.
This is a world of action and not for moping and droning in.
Get out of this office! I'll have no feelings here.
God bless us, every one!
That sort of half sigh, which, accompanied by two or three slight nods of the head, is pity's small change in general society.
Reflect upon your present blessings of which every man has many-not on your past misfortunes of which all men have some.
I know enough of the world now to have almost lost the capacity of being much surprised by anything
There are dark shadows on the earth, but its lights are stronger in the contrast.
What am I doing? Tearing myself. My usual occupation at most times.
One always begins to forgive a place as soon as it's left behind.
The New Testament is the very best book that ever was or ever will be known in the world.
What greater gift than the love of a cat.
In a utilitarian age, of all other times, it is a matter of grave importance that fairy tales should be respe