Reflect upon your present blessings - of which every man has many - not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
Charles Dickens (1812 - 1870)
Contributed by: Zaady
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.
Anythin' for a quiet life, as the man said wen he took the sitivation at the lighthouse.
Source: Pickwick Papers.
Rich folks may ride on camels, but it ain't so easy for 'em to see out of a needle's eye.
Source: Sairey Gamp in Martin Chuzzelwit.
Right as a trivet.
Here's the rule for bargains: 'Do other men, for they would do you.' [Mr. Pecksniff]
Source: Martin Chuzzelwit
Secret and self-contained and solitary as an oyster.
Source: A Christmas Carol.
He did each single thing as if he did nothing else.
Buy an annuity cheap, and make your life interesting to yourself and everybody else that watches the speculation.
Source: Martin Chuzzelwit.
He'd be sharper than a serpent's tooth, if he wasn't as dull as ditch water. [Fanny Cleaver]
Source: Our Mutual Friend
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