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"My heart is set, as firmly as ever heart of man was set on woman. I have no thought, no view, no hope in life, beyond her; and if you oppose me in this great stake, you take my peace and happiness in your hands, and cast them to the wind. " ~ Oliver Twist

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"Some people are nobody's enemies but their own." ~ Oliver Twist

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We need be careful how we deal with those about us, when every death carries to some small circle of survivors, thoughts of so much omitted, and so little done-of so many things forgotten, and so many more which might have been repaired! There is no remorse so deep as that which is unavailing; if we would be spared its tortures, let us remember this, in time. ~ Oliver Twist

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"It opens the lungs, washes the countenance, exercises the eyes, and softens down the temper," said Mr. Bumble. "So cry away." ~ Oliver Twist

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Bleak, dark, and piercing cold, it was a night for the well-housed and fed to draw round the bright fire and thank God they were at home; and for the homeless, starving wretch to lay him down and die. Many hunger-worn outcasts close their eyes in our bare streets, at such times, who, let their crimes have been what they may, can hardly open them in a more bitter world. ~ Oliver Twist

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"It is because I think so much of warm and sensitive hearts, that I would spare them from being wounded." ~ Oliver Twist

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"Don't be afraid! We won't make an author of you, while there's an honest trade to be learnt, or brick-making to turn to." ~ Oliver Twist

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The earth had donned her mantle of brightest green; and shed her richest perfumes abroad. It was the prime and vigour of the year; all things were glad and flourishing. ~ Oliver Twist

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The simple fact was, that Oliver, instead of possessing too little feeling, possessed rather too much; and was in a fair way of being reduced, for life, to a state of brutal stupidity and sullenness by the ill usage he had received. ~ Oliver Twist

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How slight a thing will disturb the equanimity of our frail minds! ~ Oliver Twist

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