"There are dark shadows on the earth, but its lights are stronger in the contrast."
"We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot."Charles Dickens on Eleanor Roosevelt
"That which does not kill us makes us stronger."Charles Dickens on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved."Charles Dickens on Helen Keller
"Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men."Charles Dickens on John F. Kennedy
"The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places."Charles Dickens on Ernest Hemingway
"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."