Destiny

Charles Dickens quotations on the theme of Destiny.

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 475 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 Destiny.


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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: , |

Men’s courses will foreshadow certain ends, to which, if persevered in, they must lead. But if the courses be departed from, the ends will change.

Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol Quotations (Stave 4). Men's courses will foreshadow certain ends, to which, if persevered in, they must lead. But if the courses be departed from, the ends will change.

2019-05-29T22:31:04+01:00Categories: A Christmas Carol|Tags: |

Assure me that I yet may change these shadows you have shown me, by an altered life!

Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol Quotations (Stave 4). Assure me that I yet may change these shadows you have shown me, by an altered life!

Are these the shadows of the things that Will be, or are they shadows of the things that May be only?

Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol Quotations (Stave 4). Are these the shadows of the things that Will be, or are they shadows of the things that May be only?

2019-05-29T22:30:54+01:00Categories: A Christmas Carol|Tags: , |