Honesty

If you can’t get to be oncommon through going straight, you’ll never get to do it through going crooked.

Background. "If you can’t get to be oncommon through going straight, you’ll never get to do it through going crooked" is a quotation from Great Expectations (Chapter 9). Great Expectations is Charles Dickens's thirteenth novel first published between 1860 and 1861.   Context. Quotation said by Joe Gargery, who is talking to Pip. Pip has returned from visiting Miss Havisham at Satis House and recounted his day their earlier in the day, inventing a story that he was treated well, [...]

2018-05-07T19:17:51+00:00 Categories: Great Expectations|Tags: , |

All other swindlers on Earth are nothing to the self swindlers.

Background. "All other swindlers on Earth are nothing to the self swindlers." is a quotation from Great Expectations (Chapter 28). Great Expectations is Charles Dickens's thirteenth novel first published between 1860 and 1861.   Context. Pip reflects that in his snobbish rush for materialism, the only person that harmed him was himself. Taken from the opening passage in Chapter 28 of Great Expectations: It was clear that I must repair to our town next day, and in the first flow of [...]

2018-05-15T10:57:08+00:00 Categories: Great Expectations|Tags: , |