Money

Charles Dickens quotations on the theme of Money.

 

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 400 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 Money.


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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 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 references." with a rating and help us compile the very best Charles Dickens quotations.   Related. If you like this, we think you might [...]

2018-03-09T14:02:24+00:00 Categories: Our Mutual Friend|Tags: |

Money, money, money, and what money can make of life!

Background. "Money, money, money, and what money can make of life!" is a quotation from Our Mutual Friend (Book 3, 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, money, money, and what money can make of life!" with a rating and help us compile the very best Charles Dickens quotations.   Related. If you like this, we think [...]

2017-12-08T13:26:59+00:00 Categories: Our Mutual Friend|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.

Background. "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." is a quotation from The Pickwick Papers (Chapter 42). The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, more commonly now known as simply The Pickwick Papers was [...]

2018-02-24T19:49:02+00:00 Categories: The Pickwick Papers|Tags: , , , |

The civility which money will purchase, is rarely extended to those who have none.

Background. "The civility which money will purchase, is rarely extended to those who have none." is a quotation from Sketches by Boz, Our Parish, Chapter 5 (The Broker's Man). Sketches by Boz is a collection of short pieces written by Charles Dickens and published as a book in 1836.   Context. Taken from the following passage in The Broker's Man (Our Parish, Chapter 5) of Sketches by Boz: ‘But this is the bright side of the picture, sir, after all,’ [...]

2017-12-08T13:33:31+00:00 Categories: Sketches by Boz|Tags: , |