He had but one eye, and the popular prejudice runs in favor of two.
Charles Dickens (1812 - 1870)
Source: Nicholas Nickleby.
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I love little children-and it is not a slight thing when they, who are fresh from God, love us.
In love of home, the love of country has its rise.
Source: The Old Curiosity Shop.
Have a heart that never hardens, a temper that never tries, and a touch that never hurts.
It will generally be found that those who sneer habitually at human nature, and affect to despise it, are among its worst and least pleasant samples.
I am well aware that I am the 'umblest person going. . . . My mother is likewise a very 'umble person. We live in a 'umble abode. [Uriah Heep]
Source: David Copperfield
'Mind and matter,' said the lady in the wig, 'glide swift into the vortex if immensity. Howls the sublime, and softly sleeps the calm Ideal, in the whispering chambers of Imagination.'
Source: Martin Chuzzelwit
Annual income twenty pound, annual expenditure nineteen nineteen six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pound, annual expenditure twenty pounds ought and six, result misery.
Source: Mr. Micawber in David Copperfield
Oh, a dainty plant is the ivy green, That creepeth o'er ruins old! Of right choice food are his meals, I ween, In his cell so lone and cold. Creeping where no life is seen, A rare old plant is the ivy green.
Source: Pickwick Papers.
'If the law supposes that,' said Mr. Bumble . . . 'the law is a ass, a idiot.'
Source: Oliver Twist,
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