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Quotations about Money by Charles Dickens

Little Dorrit.

A person who can’t pay gets another person who can’t pay to guarantee that he can pay. Like a person with two wooden legs getting another person with two wooden legs to guarantee that he has got two natural legs. It don’t make either of them able to do a walking-match.

Background. “A person who can’t pay gets another person who can’t pay to guarantee that he can pay. Like a person with two wooden legs getting another person with two wooden legs to guarantee that he has got two natural legs. It don’t make either of them able to do a walking-match” is a quotation […]

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David Copperfield.

It was as true as taxes is. And nothing’s truer than them.

Background. “It was as true as taxes is. And nothing’s truer than them” is a quotation from David Copperfield (Chapter 21). David Copperfield is the eighth novel by Charles Dickens, first published between 1849 and 1850.   Have Your Say. Give your view on “It was as true as taxes is. And nothing’s truer than […]

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David Copperfield.

Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pound ought and six, result misery.

Background. “Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pound ought and six, result misery” is a quotation from David Copperfield (Chapter 12).  David Copperfield is the eighth novel by Charles Dickens, first published between 1849 and 1850.   Context. This quotation is said by the […]

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We spent as much money as we could, and got as little for it as people made up their minds to give us. We were always more or less miserable, and most of our acquaintance were in the same condition. There was a gay fiction among us that we were constantly enjoying ourselves, and a skeleton truth that we never did.

Background. “We spent as much money as we could, and got as little for it as people made up their minds to give us. We were always more or less miserable, and most of our acquaintance were in the same condition. There was a gay fiction among us that we were constantly enjoying ourselves, and […]

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bleak_house

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.

Background. “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” is a quotation from Bleak House (Chapter 21). Bleak […]

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A Tale of Two Cities.

These are mere business relations, …. there is no friendship in them, no particular interest, nothing like sentiment. I have passed from one to another, in the course of my business life, just as I pass from one of our customers to another in the course of my business day; in short, I have no feelings; I am a mere machine.

Background. “These are mere business relations, … there is no friendship in them, no particular interest, nothing like sentiment. I have passed from one to another, in the course of my business life, just as I pass from one of our customers to another in the course of my business day; in short, I have […]

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Money and goods are certainly the best of references.

Background. “Money and goods are certainly the best of references.” is a quotation taken from Our Mutual Friend (Book 1, Chapter 4). Our Mutual Friend was Charles Dickens‘s fourteenth and last completed novel, published between 1864 and 1865.     Have Your Say. Give your view on “Money and goods are certainly the best of […]

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