He'd be sharper than a serpent's tooth, if he wasn't as dull as ditch water. [Fanny Cleaver]
Charles Dickens (1812 - 1870)
Source: Our Mutual Friend
Contributed by: Zaady
He had used the word [humbug] in its Pickwickian sense.
Source: Pickwick Papers.
Reflect upon your present blessings - of which every man has many - not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
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.
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.
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