Greed

Charles Dickens quotations on the theme of Greed.

 

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 Greed.


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The father of this pleasant grandfather, of the neighbourhood of Mount Pleasant, was a horny-skinned, two-legged, money-getting species of spider who spun webs to catch unwary flies and retired into holes until they were entrapped. The name of this old pagan’s god was Compound Interest.

The father of this pleasant grandfather, of the neighbourhood of Mount Pleasant, was a horny-skinned, two-legged, money-getting species of spider who spun webs to catch unwary flies and retired into holes until they were entrapped. The name of this old pagan’s god was Compound Interest.

2019-04-14T08:59:04+01:00Categories: Bleak House|Tags: , , |

The one great principle of the English law is, to make business for itself. There is no other principle distinctly, certainly, and consistently maintained through all its narrow turnings.

The one great principle of the English law is, to make business for itself. There is no other principle distinctly, certainly, and consistently maintained through all its narrow turnings.

2019-04-14T09:01:07+01:00Categories: Bleak House|Tags: , , |

This is the even-handed dealing of the world! There is nothing on which it is so hard as poverty; and there is nothing it professes to condemn with such severity as the pursuit of wealth!

Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol Quotations (Stave 2). This is the even-handed dealing of the world! There is nothing on which it is so hard as poverty; and there is nothing it professes to condemn with such severity as the pursuit of wealth!

2019-05-29T22:12:12+01:00Categories: A Christmas Carol|Tags: , , |

The Founder of the Feast indeed! I wish I had him here. I’d give him a piece of my mind to feast upon, and I hope he’d have a good appetite for it.

Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol Quotations (Stave 3). The Founder of the Feast indeed! I wish I had him here. I’d give him a piece of my mind to feast upon, and I hope he’d have a good appetite for it.

2019-05-29T22:20:06+01:00Categories: A Christmas Carol|Tags: |

Scrooge was the Ogre of the family. The mention of his name cast a dark shadow on the party, which was not dispelled for full five minutes.

Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol Quotations (Stave 3). Scrooge was the Ogre of the family. The mention of his name cast a dark shadow on the party, which was not dispelled for full five minutes.

2019-05-29T22:20:40+01:00Categories: A Christmas Carol|Tags: |

I have seen your nobler aspirations fall off one by one, until the master-passion, Gain, engrosses you.

Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol Quotations (Stave 2). I have seen your nobler aspirations fall off one by one, until the master-passion, Gain, engrosses you.

2019-05-29T22:12:02+01:00Categories: A Christmas Carol|Tags: |

It should be Christmas Day, I am sure, on which one drinks the health of such an odious, stingy, hard, unfeeling man as Mr. Scrooge.

Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol Quotations (Stave 3). It should be Christmas Day, I am sure, on which one drinks the health of such an odious, stingy, hard, unfeeling man as Mr. Scrooge.

2019-05-29T22:20:29+01:00Categories: A Christmas Carol|Tags: |