"That sort of half sigh, which, accompanied by two or three slight nods of the head, is pity's small change in general society."
"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty."Charles Dickens on Mahatma Gandhi
"An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life."Charles Dickens on Robert A. Heinlein
"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."Charles Dickens on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."Charles Dickens on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"There is more to life than increasing its speed."Charles Dickens on Mahatma Gandhi
"The age of chivalry is past. Bores have succeeded to dragons."
"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times."
"A boy's story is the best that is ever told."
"There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts."
"Most men are individuals no longer so far as their business, its activities, or its moralities are concerned. They are not units but fractions."