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Quotations about Truth by Charles Dickens

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Ask no questions, and you’ll be told no lies.

Background.  “Ask no questions, and you’ll be told no lies” is a quotation from Great Expectations (Chapter 2). Great Expectations is Charles Dickens‘s thirteenth novel first published between 1860 and 1861.     Context. This quotation is taken from the following passage in Chapter 2 of Great Expectations: While Mrs. Joe sat with her head […]

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A word in earnest is as good as a speech.

Background. “A word in earnest is as good as a speech.” is a quotation from Bleak House (Chapter 6). Bleak House was the ninth novel by Charles Dickens, intended to illustrate the evils caused by long, drawn-out legal cases in the Court of Chancery.   Have Your Say. Give your view on “A word in earnest […]

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It is much easier to burn men than to burn their opinions.

Background. “It is much easier to burn men than to burn their opinions” is a quotation taken from the Charles Dickens book A Child’s History of England. Chapter 21. England under Henry the Fifth: First Part. A Child’s History of England is a historical work by Charles Dickens. It first appeared in serial form in […]

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