Annual income twenty pound, annual expenditure nineteen nineteen six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pound, annual expenditure twenty pounds ought and six, result misery.
Charles Dickens (1812 - 1870)
Source: Mr. Micawber in David Copperfield
Contributed by: Zaady
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,
Take nothing on its looks; take everything on evidence. There's no better rule.
Source: Our Mutual Friend
Not to put too fine a point upon it.
Source: Bleak House.
What is the odds so long as the fire of soul is kindled at the taper of conwiviality, and the wing of friendship never moults a feather!
Source: The Old Curiosity Shop,
I wants to make your flesh creep.
I only ask to be free. The butterflies are free. Mankind will surely not deny to Harold Skimpole what it concedes to the butterflies!
Source: Bleak House
Eccentricities of genius.
It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to, than I have ever known.
Source: A Tale of Two Cities
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