Not to put too fine a point upon it.
Charles Dickens (1812 - 1870)
Source: Bleak House.
Contributed by: Zaady
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.
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
"Do other men for they would do you." That's the true business precept.
Source: Martin Chuzzelwit.
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.
Stranger, pause and ask thyself the question, Canst thou do likewise? If not, with a blush retire.
Source: Edwin Drood
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