Law

Charles Dickens quotations on the theme of Law.

 

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 Law.


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There is a box of barristers on their right hand; there is an enclosure of insolvent debtors on their left; and there is an inclined plane of most especially dirty faces in their front.

There is a box of barristers on their right hand; there is an enclosure of insolvent debtors on their left; and there is an inclined plane of most especially dirty faces in their front.

2019-01-07T17:03:42+01:00Categories: The Pickwick Papers|Tags: |

Everything told of life and animation, but one dark cluster of objects in the centre of all – the black stage, the cross-beam, the rope, and all the hideous apparatus of death.

Everything told of life and animation, but one dark cluster of objects in the centre of all – the black stage, the cross-beam, the rope, and all the hideous apparatus of death.

2019-05-07T11:27:04+01:00Categories: Oliver Twist|Tags: , , , |

Mr Jackson struck his forefinger several times against the left side of his nose, to intimate that he was not there to disclose the secrets of the prison house.

Mr Jackson struck his forefinger several times against the left side of his nose, to intimate that he was not there to disclose the secrets of the prison house.

2019-01-07T16:51:19+01:00Categories: The Pickwick Papers|Tags: , , |

We still leave unblotted in the leaves of our statute book, for the reverence and admiration of successive ages, the just and wholesome law which declares that the sturdy felon shall be fed and clothed, and that the penniless debtor shall be left to die of starvation and nakedness. This is no fiction.

We still leave unblotted in the leaves of our statute book, for the reverence and admiration of successive ages, the just and wholesome law which declares that the sturdy felon shall be fed and clothed, and that the penniless debtor shall be left to die of starvation and nakedness. This is no fiction.

2019-01-07T16:51:36+01:00Categories: The Pickwick Papers|Tags: , , , |

These sequestered nooks are the public offices of the legal profession, where writs are issued, judgments signed, declarations filed, and numerous other ingenious machines put in motion for the torture and torment of His Majesty’s liege subjects, and the comfort and emolument of the practitioners of the law.

These sequestered nooks are the public offices of the legal profession, where writs are issued, judgments signed, declarations filed, and numerous other ingenious machines put in motion for the torture and torment of His Majesty’s liege subjects, and the comfort and emolument of the practitioners of the law.

2019-01-07T16:51:50+01:00Categories: The Pickwick Papers|Tags: , |

Lawyers hold that there are two kinds of particularly bad witnesses – a reluctant witness, and a too-willing witness.

Lawyers hold that there are two kinds of particularly bad witnesses – a reluctant witness, and a too-willing witness.

2019-01-07T16:51:51+01:00Categories: The Pickwick Papers|Tags: |

There is a great deal of form, but no compassion; considerable interest, but no sympathy.

Charles Dickens Sketches by Boz Quotations. There is a great deal of form, but no compassion; considerable interest, but no sympathy.

2019-04-16T22:26:12+01:00Categories: Sketches by Boz|Tags: , |

A loud buzz swept into the street as if the baffled blue-flies were dispersing in search of other carrion.

A loud buzz swept into the street as if the baffled blue-flies were dispersing in search of other carrion.

2019-04-08T21:56:44+01:00Categories: A Tale of Two Cities|Tags: , |

A buzz arose in the court as if a cloud of great blue-flies were swarming about the prisoner, in anticipation of what he was soon to become.

A buzz arose in the court as if a cloud of great blue-flies were swarming about the prisoner, in anticipation of what he was soon to become.

2019-04-08T22:13:22+01:00Categories: A Tale of Two Cities|Tags: , |