Dignity

Quotations about Dignity by Charles Dickens

Dignity, and even holiness too, sometimes, are more questions of coat and waistcoat than some people imagine.

Background. "Dignity, and even holiness too, sometimes, are more questions of coat and waistcoat than some people imagine." is a quotation from Oliver Twist (Chapter 37). Oliver Twist, subtitled The Parish Boy’s Progress, is the second novel by Charles Dickens, published in 1837.   Context. Taken from the following passage in Chapter 37 of Oliver Twist: Mr. Bumble sat in the workhouse parlour, with his eyes moodily fixed on the cheerless grate, whence, as it was summer time, no brighter [...]

2018-05-16T09:30:57+00:00 Categories: Oliver Twist|Tags: , |

The dignity of his office is never impaired by the absence of efforts on his part to maintain it.

Background. "The dignity of his office is never impaired by the absence of efforts on his part to maintain it." is a quotation from Sketches by Boz, Our Parish, Chapter 1 (The Beadle. The Parish Engine. The Schoolmaster). Sketches by Boz is a collection of short pieces written by Charles Dickens and published as a book in 1836.   Context. Description of the Parish Beadle.   Have Your Say. Give your view on "The dignity of his office is never [...]

2017-12-08T13:33:51+00:00 Categories: Sketches by Boz|Tags: |