Take nothing on its looks; take everything on evidence. There's no better rule.
Charles Dickens (1812 - 1870)
Source: Our Mutual Friend
Contributed by: Zaady
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.
Source: Pickwick Papers.
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.
"Do not repine, my friends," said Mr. Pecksniff, tenderly. "Do not weep for me. It is chronic."
Source: Martin Chuzzelwit.
"Do other men for they would do you." That's the true business precept.
Whatever was required to be done, the Circumlocution Office was beforehand with all the public departments in the art of perceiving HOW NOT TO DO IT.
Source: Little Dorrit.
Any man may be in good spirits and good temper when he's well dressed. There an't much credit in that.
Source: Mark Tapley in Martin Chuzzelwit.
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