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Take nothing on its looks; take everything on evidence. There’s no better rule.

Background. “Take nothing on its looks; take everything on evidence. There’s no better rule.” is a quotation taken from Great Expectations (Chapter 40). Great Expectations is Charles Dickens‘s thirteenth novel first published between 1860 and 1861.   Have Your Say. Give your view on “Take nothing on its looks; take everything on evidence. There’s no […]

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Life is made of ever so many partings welded together.

Background. “Life is made of ever so many partings welded together.” is a quotation from Great Expectations (Chapter 27). Great Expectations is Charles Dickens‘s thirteenth novel first published between 1860 and 1861.     Context. This quote is said by Joe Gargery to Pip. Taken from the following passage in Chapter 27 of Great Expectations: […]

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Ask no questions, and you’ll be told no lies.

Background.  “Ask no questions, and you’ll be told no lies” is a quotation from Great Expectations (Chapter 2). Great Expectations is Charles Dickens‘s thirteenth novel first published between 1860 and 1861.     Context. This quotation is said by Pip‘s sister, Mrs. Joe Gargery. No first name is given in the book for his sister, […]

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We need never be ashamed of our tears.

Background. “We need never be ashamed of our tears” is a quotation taken from Great Expectations (Chapter 19). Great Expectations is Charles Dickens‘s thirteenth novel first published between 1860 and 1861.   Context. This quotation, said by the character Pip, is taken from the following passages of Chapter 19: I walked away at a good […]

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In the little world in which children have their existence whosoever brings them up, there is nothing so finely perceived and so finely felt as injustice.

Background. “In the little world in which children have their existence whosoever brings them up, there is nothing so finely perceived and so finely felt as injustice.” is a quotation from the Great Expectations (Chapter 8). Great Expectations is Charles Dickens‘s thirteenth novel first published between 1860 and 1861.   Context. This quotation is taken […]

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I have been bent and broken, but – I hope – into a better shape.

Background. “I have been bent and broken, but – I hope – into a better shape” is a quotation from Great Expectations (Chapter 59). Great Expectations is Charles Dickens‘s thirteenth novel first published between 1860 and 1861.   Context. Taken from the following passage in Chapter 59, in which Estella is talking to Pip about […]

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