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"Yes. He is quite a good fellow - nobody's enemy but his own." ~ David Copperfield (Share this Quote)

Sadly, sadly, the sun rose; it rose upon no sadder sight than the man of good abilities and good emotions, incapable of their directed exercise, incapable of his own help and his own happiness, sensible of the blight on him, and resigning him-self to let it eat him away. ~ A Tale of Two Cities (Share this Quote)

She stood for some moments gazing at the sisters, with affection beaming in one eye, and calculation out of the other. ~ Martin Chuzzlewit (Share this Quote)

Long may it remain in this mixed world a point not easy of decision, which is the more beautiful evidence of the Almighty's goodness--the delicate fingers that are formed for sensitiveness and sympathy of touch, and made to minister to pain and grief, or the rough hard Captain Cuttle hand, that the heart teaches, guides, and softens in a moment! ~ Dombey and Son (Share this Quote)

"I only ask to be free. The butterflies are free. Mankind will surely not deny to Harold Skimpole what it concedes to the butterflies." ~ Bleak House (Share this Quote)

"Would you, do you, my dear?" rejoined the Captain . . . . "I don't know. It's difficult navigation. She's very hard to carry on with, my dear. You never can tell how she'll head, you see. She's full one minute, and round upon you next." ~ Dombey and Son (Share this Quote)

"A child!" said Edith, looking at her. "When was I a child? What childhood did you ever leave to me? I was a woman - artful, designing, mercenary, laying snares for men - before I knew myself, or you, or even understood the base and wretched aim of every new display I learnt. You gave birth to a woman. Look upon her. She is in her pride tonight." ~ Dombey and Son (Share this Quote)

But the words she spoke of Mrs Harris, lambs could not forgive . . . nor worms forget." ~ Martin Chuzzlewit (Share this Quote)

It was understood that nothing of a tender nature could possibly be confided to old Barley, by reason of his being totally unequal to the consideration of any subject more psychological than gout, rum, and purser's stores. ~ Great Expectations (Share this Quote)

Mrs. Joe was a very clean housekeeper, but had an exquisite art of making her cleanliness more uncomfortable and unacceptable than dirt itself. ~ Great Expectations (Share this Quote)

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