35 Inspirational Charles Dickens Quotes On Success

Charles John Huffam Dickens FRSA was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world’s best-known fictional characters and is regarded by many as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era. His works enjoyed unprecedented popularity during his lifetime and, by the 20th century, critics and scholars had recognised him as a literary genius. His novels and short stories are still widely read today. Born in Portsmouth, Dickens left school to work in a factory when his father was incarcerated in a debtors’ prison. Despite his lack of formal education, he edited a weekly journal for 20 years, wrote 15 novels, five novellas, hundreds of short stories and non-fiction articles, lectured and performed readings extensively, was an indefatigable letter writer, and campaigned vigorously for children’s rights, education and other social reforms. Dickens’s literary success began with the 1836 serial publication of The Pickwick Papers. Within a few years he had become an international literary celebrity, famous for his humour, satire and keen observation of character and society. His novels, most of them published in monthly or weekly instalments, pioneered the serial publication of narrative fiction, which became the dominant Victorian mode for novel publication. Cliffhanger endings in his serial publications kept readers in suspense. May these Charles Dickens Quotes On Success inspire you to take action so that you may live your dreams.

1. “Reflect upon your present blessings.” Charles Dickens

2. “A very little key will open a very heavy door.” Charles Dickens

3. “We forge the chains we wear in life.” Charles Dickens

4. “What greater gift than the love of a cat.” Charles Dickens

5. “Remember, to the last, that while there is life there is hope.” Charles Dickens

6. “Happiness is a gift and the trick is not to expect it, but to delight in it when it comes.” Charles Dickens

7. “Least said, soonest mended.” Charles Dickens

8. “Take nothing on its looks, take everything on evidence. There’s no better rule.” Charles Dickens

9. “The whole difference between construction and creation is exactly this: that a thing constructed can only be loved after it is constructed, but a thing created is loved before it exists.” Charles Dickens

10. “Consider nothing impossible, then treat possiblities as probabilities.” Charles Dickens

11. “Cheerfulness and contentment are great beautifiers, and are famous preservers of good looks.” Charles Dickens

12. “One should never be ashamed to cry. Tears are rain on the dust of earth.” Charles Dickens

13. “Suffering has been stronger than all other teaching, and has taught me to understand what your heart used to be. I have been bent and broken, but – I hope – into a better shape.” Charles Dickens

14. “Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts.” Charles Dickens

15. “The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again.” Charles Dickens

16. “Electric communication will never be a substitute for the face of someone who with their soul encourages another person to be brave and true.” Charles Dickens

17. “We can refute assertions, but who can refute silence?” Charles Dickens

18. “The worst of all listeners is the man who does nothing but listen.” Charles Dickens

19. “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of light, it was the season of darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair.” Charles Dickens

20. “The American elite is almost beyond redemption, Moral relativism has set in so deeply that the gilded classes have become incapable of discerning right from wrong. Everything can be explained away, especially by journalists. Life is one great moral mush, sophistry washed down with Chardonnay. The ordinary citizens, thank goodness, still adhere to absolutes, It is they who have saved the republic from creeping degradation while their ‘betters’ were derelict.” Charles Dickens

21. “Spring is the time of year when it is summer in the sun and winter in the shade.” Charles Dickens

22. “Do all the good you can and make as little fuss about it as possible.” Charles Dickens

23. “The most important thing in life is to stop saying ‘I wish’ and start saying ‘I will.’ Consider nothing impossible, then treat possibilities as probabilities.” Charles Dickens

24. “Vices are sometimes only virtues carried to excess!” Charles Dickens

25. “The world belongs to those who set out to conquer it armed with self confidence and good humour.” Charles Dickens

26. “I have been bent and broken, but – I hope – into a better shape.” Charles Dickens

27. “There are dark shadows on the earth, but its lights are stronger in the contrast.” Charles Dickens

28. “Never,” said my aunt, “be mean in anything, never be false, never be cruel. Avoid those three vices, Trot, and I can always be hopeful of you.” Charles Dickens

29. “There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor.” Charles Dickens

30. “My advice is to never do tomorrow what you can do today. Procrastination is the thief of time.” Charles Dickens

31. “Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we’d give blood.” Charles Dickens

32. “Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pound ought and six, result misery.” Charles Dickens

33. “No one is useless in this world who lightens the burden of it to anyone else.” Charles Dickens

34. “It is a fair, even-handed, noble adjustment of things, that while there is infection in disease and sorrow, there is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humour.” Charles Dickens

35. “Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pound ought and six, result misery.” Charles Dickens

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