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Quotations about Regret by Charles Dickens

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No space of regret can make amends for one life’s opportunity misused.

Background. “No space of regret can make amends for one life’s opportunity misused.” is a quotation taken from A Christmas Carol (Stave 1). A Christmas Carol is a novella, or short story, written by Charles Dickens and first published in the Christmas of 1843.   Context. The quote is said by the ghost of Jacob […]

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With a full heart, for the love of him you once were.

Background. “With a full heart, for the love of him you once were.” is a quotation taken from A Christmas Carol (Stave 2). A Christmas Carol is a novella, or short story, written by Charles Dickens and first published in the Christmas of 1843.   Context. This quotation is taken from the following passage in […]

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I have been bent and broken, but – I hope – into a better shape.

Background. “I have been bent and broken, but – I hope – into a better shape” is a quotation from Great Expectations (Chapter 59). Great Expectations is Charles Dickens‘s thirteenth novel first published between 1860 and 1861.   Context. Taken from the following passage in Chapter 59, in which Estella is talking to Pip about […]

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