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Death, fires, and burglary, make all men equals. ~ Oliver Twist

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Dignity, and even holiness too, sometimes, are more questions of coat and waistcoat than some people imagine. ~ Oliver Twist

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

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

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When the Devil goeth about like a roaring lion, he goeth about in a shape by which few but savages and hunters are attracted. But, when he is trimmed, smoothed, and varnished, according to the mode; when he is aweary of vice, and aweary of virtue, used up as to brimstone, and used up as to bliss; then, whether he take to the serving out of red tape, or to the kindling of red fire, he is the very Devil. ~ Hard Times

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So does the eye of Heaven itself become an evil eye, when incapable or sordid hands are interposed between it and the things it looks upon to bless. ~ Hard times

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For your popular rumour, unlike the rolling stone of the proverb, is one which gathers a deal of moss in its wanderings up and down. ~ The Old Curiosity Shop

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"Have I yet to learn that the hardest and best-borne trials are those which are never chronicled in any earthly record, and are suffered every day!" ~ The Old Curiosity Shop

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"Can you suppose there's any harm in looking as cheerful and being as cheerful as our poor circumstances will permit?" ~ The Old Curiosity Shop

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In the majority of cases, conscience is an elastic and very flexible article. ~ The Old Curiosity Shop

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