Now is the time to feel the magic of the season upon us. Don’t limit yourself solely to tidings of the holidays and boxes wrapped in ruby-colored ribbons. There is change ahead of you and the chance to start anew with some hope and positivity in tow. Who knows what miracles we could stumble upon? But we’re at the edge here and we have to fit in as many good deeds before the year turns its last page.
Below are ten quotes by Charles Dickens that will sure to raise your spirits high above the evergreens and into the sky no matter what time of year. Now I’ll let the ‘Man Who Invented Christmas’ speak for himself:
1. 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.
2. No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.
3. To conceal anything from those to whom I am attached, is not in my nature. I can never close my lips where I have opened my heart.
4. Reflect upon your present blessings — of which every man has many — not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.”
5. My meaning simply is, that whatever I have tried to do in life, I have tried with all my heart to do well; that whatever I have devoted myself to, I have devoted myself to completely; that in great aims and in small, I have always been thoroughly in earnest.
6. 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.
7. The sun,–the bright sun, that brings back, not light alone, but new life, and hope, and freshness to man–burst upon the crowded city in clear and radiant glory. Through costly-coloured glass and paper-mended window, through cathedral dome and rotten crevice, it shed its equal ray.
8. Electric communication will never be a substitute for the face of someone who with their soul encourages another person to be brave and true.
9. We changed again, and yet again, and it was now too late and too far to go back, and I went on. And the mists had all solemnly risen now, and the world lay spread before me.
10. You are part of my existence, part of myself. You have been in every line I have ever read, since I first came here, the rough common boy whose poor heart you wounded even then. You have been in every prospect I have ever seen since-on the river, on the sails of the ships, on the marshes, in the clouds, in the light, in the darkness, in the wind, in the woods, in the sea, in the streets. You have been the embodiment of every graceful fancy that my mind has ever become acquainted with.
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