Charity

Charles Dickens quotations on the theme of Charity.

 

Charles Dickens (1812 – 1870) was one of the foremost writers from the Victorian era and remains a popular widely-read author today. During his lifetime he produced 15 novels, five novellas, and a large number of shorter stories and essays. He wrote from personal experiences and concerned himself with a number of contemporary social issues whilst supporting numerous charitable causes, giving assistance in time, money or personal effort. Our archive of over 500 Charles Dickens quotations are organised by both source material, i.e. the work or speech in which it originally appeared, and also grouped thematically. In this archive, we have collected quotations from Charles Dickens works on the theme of Charity.


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We are quite in a childlike state altogether, representing an infant institution, and not even yet a grown-up company.

We are quite in a childlike state altogether, representing an infant institution, and not even yet a grown-up company.

I don’t make merry myself at Christmas and I can’t afford to make idle people merry.

Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol Quotations (Stave 1). I don’t make merry myself at Christmas and I can’t afford to make idle people merry.

There were two classes of charitable people; one, the people who did a little and made a great deal of noise; the other, the people who did a great deal and made no noise at all.

There were two classes of charitable people; one, the people who did a little and made a great deal of noise; the other, the people who did a great deal and made no noise at all.

When the young curate was popular, and all the unmarried ladies in the parish took a serious turn, the charity children all at once became objects of peculiar and especial interest.

When the young curate was popular, and all the unmarried ladies in the parish took a serious turn, the charity children all at once became objects of peculiar and especial interest.

2019-04-09T16:50:41+01:00Categories: Sketches by Boz|Tags: |

I am a School lady, I am a Visiting lady, I am a Reading lady, I am a Distributing lady; I am on the local Linen Box Committee and many general committees; and my canvassing alone is very extensive—perhaps no one’s more so.

I am a School lady, I am a Visiting lady, I am a Reading lady, I am a Distributing lady; I am on the local Linen Box Committee and many general committees; and my canvassing alone is very extensive—perhaps no one's more so.

Business! Mankind was my business; charity, mercy, forbearance, and benevolence, were, all, my business. The deals of my trade were but a drop of water in the comprehensive ocean of my business!

Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol Quotations (Stave 1). Business! Mankind was my business; charity, mercy, forbearance, and benevolence, were, all, my business.

2019-05-29T22:01:45+01:00Categories: A Christmas Carol|Tags: , |

Many thousands are in want of common necessaries; hundreds of thousands are in want of common comforts.

Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol Quotations (Stave 1). Many thousands are in want of common necessaries; hundreds of thousands are in want of common comforts.

2019-05-29T21:58:58+01:00Categories: A Christmas Carol|Tags: , |

I have always thought of Christmas time … as a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable, pleasant time; the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely, and to think of people below them as if they really were fellow-passengers to the grave, and not another race of creatures bound on other journeys.

Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol Quotations (Stave 1). I have always thought of Christmas time ... as a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable, pleasant time; the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely, and to think of people below them as if they really were fellow-passengers to the grave, and not another race of creatures bound on other journeys.

2019-05-29T21:55:24+01:00Categories: A Christmas Carol|Tags: , |

If man you be in heart, not adamant, forbear that wicked cant until you have discovered What the surplus is, and Where it is. Will you decide what men shall live, what men shall die?

Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol Quotations (Stave 3). If man you be in heart, not adamant, forbear that wicked cant until you have discovered What the surplus is, and Where it is. Will you decide what men shall live, what men shall die?

2019-05-29T22:19:44+01:00Categories: A Christmas Carol|Tags: , |