Probably every new and eagerly expected garment ever put on since clothes came in fell a trifle short of the wearer's expectation
Quote by Charles Dickens
I do not know the American gentleman, God forgive me for putting two such words...
There are dark shadows on the earth, but its lights are stronger in the contrast.
A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that...
There is a wisdom of the head, and... a wisdom of the heart.
Our affections, however laudable, in this transitory world, should never master us; we should guide...
It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind...
Regrets are the natural property of grey hairs.
There were times when he could not read the face he had studied so long,...
We forge the chains we wear in life
Charity begins at home, and justice begins next door.
He'd make a lovely corpse.
Law is an ass, an idiot.
There are not a few among the disciples of charity who require, in their vocation,...
Papa, potatoes, poultry, prunes and prism, are all very good words for the lips.
You don't carry in your countenance a letter of recommendation.
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the...
When a man bleeds inwardly, it is a dangerous thing for himself; but when he...
His wardrobe was extensive--very extensive--not strictly classical perhaps, not quite new, nor did it contain...
As we grow older, our bodies get shorter and our anecdotes longer.
In every country and in every age the priest has been hostile to liberty; he...