"Whatever I have tried to do in life, I have tried with all my heart to do it well whatever I have devoted myself to, I have devoted myself completely in great aims and in small I have always thoroughly been in earnest."
"Great minds discuss ideas average minds discuss events small minds discuss people."Charles Dickens on Eleanor Roosevelt
"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds."Charles Dickens on Albert Einstein
"Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them."Charles Dickens on William Shakespeare
"One sees great things from the valley only small things from the peak."Charles Dickens on Gilbert K. Chesterton
"All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope."Charles Dickens on Winston Churchill
"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."