"That sort of half sigh, which, accompanied by two or three slight nods of the head, is pity's small change in general society."
"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude."Charles Dickens on Maya Angelou
"Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can't ride you unless your back is bent."Charles Dickens on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference."Charles Dickens on Reinhold Niebuhr
"Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek."Charles Dickens on Barack Obama
"You must be the change you wish to see in the world."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."