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Time Quotes by Charles Dickens

Time Quotes

In this round world of many circles within circles, do we make a weary journey from the high grade to the low, to find at last that they lie close together, that the two extremes touch, and that our journey's end is but our starting-place? ~ Dombey and Son (Share this Quote)

Time, consoler of affliction and softener of anger . . . ~ Dombey and Son (Share this Quote)

There have been occasions in my later life (I suppose as in most lives) when I have felt for a time as if a thick curtain had fallen on all its interest and romance, to shut me out from anything save dull endurance. ~ Great Expectations (Share this Quote)

Time shall show us. The post of honour and the post of shame, the general's station and the drummer's, a peer's statue in Westminster Abbey and a seaman's hammock in the bosom of the deep, the mitre and the workhouse, the woolsack and the gallows, the throne and the guillotine—the travellers to all are on the great high road, but it has wonderful divergencies, and only Time shall show us whither each traveller is bound. ~ Little Dorrit (Share this Quote)

"One always begins to forgive a place as soon as it's left behind." ~ Little Dorrit (Share this Quote)

Nothing seemed to be going on but the clocks, and they had such drowzy faces, such heavy lazy hands, and such cracked voices that they surely must have been too slow. The very dogs were all asleep, and the flies, drunk with moist sugar in the grocer's shop, forgot their wings and briskness, and baked to death in dusty corners of the window. ~ The Old Curiosity Shop (Share this Quote)

With them who stood upon the brink of the great gulf which none can see beyond, Time, so soon to lose itself in vast Eternity, rolled on like a mighty river, swollen and rapid as it nears the sea. ~ Barnaby Rudge (Share this Quote)

"We must leave the discovery of this mystery, like all others, to time, and accident, and Heaven's pleasure." ~ Barnaby Rudge (Share this Quote)

"Time has been lost and opportunity thrown away, but I am yet a young man, and may retrieve it." ~ Barnaby Rudge (Share this Quote)

"I see a beautiful city and a brilliant people rising from this abyss, and, in their struggles to be truly free, in their triumphs and defeats, through long years to come, I see the evil of this time and of the previous time of which this is the natural birth, gradually making expiation for itself and wearing out." ~ A Tale of Two Cities (Share this Quote)

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