Have a heart that never hardens, a temper that never tries, and a touch that never hurts.
Charles Dickens (1812 - 1870)
Contributed by: Zaady
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
He has gone to the demnition bow-wows.
Source: Nicholas Nickleby.
Did it ever strike you on such a morning as this that drowning would be happiness and peace?
Source: Pickwick Papers.
Dumb as a drum with a hole in it, sir.
I took a good deal o' pains with his eddication, sir; let him run in the streets when he was very young, and shift for hisself. It's the only way to make a boy sharp, sir.
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,
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