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

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How slight a thing will disturb the equanimity of our frail minds! ~ Oliver Twist (Share this Quote)

"Some people are nobody's enemies but their own." ~ Oliver Twist (Share this Quote)

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 (Share this Quote)

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 (Share this Quote)

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 (Share this Quote)

"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 (Share this Quote)

"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 (Share this Quote)

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

Anything that makes a noise is satisfactory to a crowd. ~ The Old Curiosity Shop (Share this Quote)

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