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.
Charles Dickens (1812 - 1870)
Contributed by: Zaady
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
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,
I wants to make your flesh creep.
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