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"Lie on!" cried the usurer, "with your iron tongue! Ring merrily for births that make expectants writhe, and marriages that are made in hell, and toll ruefully for the dead whose shoes are worn already! Call men to prayers who are godly because not found out, and ring chimes for the coming in of every year that brings this cursed world nearer to its end. No bell or book for me! Throw me on a dunghill, and let me rot there, to infect the air!" ~ Nicholas Nickleby (Share this Quote)

Mind! I don't mean to say that I know, of my own knowledge, what there is particularly dead about a door-nail. I might have been inclined, myself, to regard a coffin-nail as the deadest piece of ironmongery in the trade. ~ A Christmas Carol (Share this Quote)

Oh! But he was a tight-fisted hand at the grindstone, Scrooge! a squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous, old sinner! Hard and sharp as flint, from which no steel had ever struck out generous fire; secret, and self-contained, and solitary as an oyster. ~ A Christmas Carol (Share this Quote)

"I wear the chain I forged in life," replied the Ghost. "I made it link by link, and yard by yard; I girded it on of my own free will, and of my own free will I wore it." ~ A Christmas Carol (Share this Quote)

A Christmas Carol Quotes

"Business!" cried the Ghost, wringing its hands again. "Mankind was my business. The common welfare was my business; charity, mercy, forbearance, and benevolence, were, all, my business. The dealings of my trade were but a drop of water in the comprehensive ocean of my business!" ~ A Christmas Carol (Share this Quote)

A Christmas Carol Quotes

"The happiness he gives, is quite as great as if it cost a fortune." ~ A Christmas Carol (Share this Quote)

"Oh God! to hear the Insect on the leaf pronouncing on the too much life among his hungry brothers in the dust!" ~ A Christmas Carol (Share this Quote)

"No space of regret can make amends for one life's opportunity misused!" ~ A Christmas Carol (Share this Quote)

"Somehow he gets thoughtful, sitting by himself so much, and thinks the strangest things you ever heard. He told me, coming home, that he hoped the people saw him in the church, because he was a cripple, and it might be pleasant to them to remember upon Christmas Day, who made lame beggars walk, and blind men see." ~ A Christmas Carol (Share this Quote)

"If they would rather die," said Scrooge, "they had better do it, and decrease the surplus population." ~ A Christmas Carol (Share this Quote)

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