Reflect upon your present blessings of which every man has many — not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.
I never could have done what I have done without the habits of punctuality, order, and diligence, without the determination to concentrate myself on one subject at a time.
Home is a name, a word, it is a strong one; stronger than magician ever spoke, or spirit ever answered to, in the strongest conjuration.
Charity begins at home, and justice begins next door.
A day wasted on others is not wasted on one's self.
There is nothing so strong or safe in an emergency of life as the simple truth.
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.
We forge the chains we wear in life.
I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.
A loving heart is the truest wisdom.
Charles Dickens — quotes and aphorisms
Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childhood days, recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth, and transport the traveler back to his own fireside and quiet home!
There are dark shadows on the earth, but its lights are stronger in the contrast.
The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again.
If there were no bad people, there would be no good lawyers.
Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts.
There is a wisdom of the head, and a wisdom of the heart.