Born: February 7, 1812
Birthplace: Landport, Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom
Died: June 9, 1870
Profile: Regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian Era. Best known for Oliver Twist.
Number of Quotes: 6
Every baby born into the world is a finer one than the last.
Heaven knows we need never be ashamed of our tears, for they are rain upon the blinding dust of earth, overlying our hard hearts.
Here's the rule for bargains:Do other men, for they would do you.That's the true business precept.
The persons on whom I have bestowed my dearest love, lie deep in their graves; but, although the happiness and delight of my life lie buried there too, I have not made a coffin of my heart, and sealed it up, for ever, on my best affections. Deep affliction has but strengthened and refined them.
You are a human boy, my young friend.
A human boy. O glorious to be a human boy! ...
O running stream of sparkling joy
To be a soaring human boy!
You could draw me to fire, you could draw me to water, you could draw me to the gallows, you could draw me to any death, you could draw me to anything I have most avoided, you could draw me to any exposure and disgrace. This and the confusion of my thoughts, so that I am fit for nothing, is what I mean by your being the ruin of me. But if you would return a favourable answer to my offer of marriage, you could draw me to any good - every good - with equal force.