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 said by Pip‘s sister, Mrs. Joe Gargery. No first name is given in the book for his sister, […]
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Charles Dickens quotations on the theme of Truth.
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 350 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 Truth.
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Background. “Take nothing on its looks; take everything on evidence. There’s no better rule.” is a quotation taken from Great Expectations (Chapter 40). Great Expectations is Charles Dickens‘s thirteenth novel first published between 1860 and 1861. Context. Quotation said by the lawyer Mr. Jaggers to Pip, who is trying to confirm that his […]
Background. “No varnish can hide the grain of the wood; and that the more varnish you put on, the more the grain will express itself” is a quotation from Great Expectations (Chapter 22). Great Expectations is Charles Dickens‘s thirteenth novel first published between 1860 and 1861. Context. This quotation is taken from the following […]
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 […]
Background. “Now what I want is, Facts. Teach these boys and girls nothing but Facts. Facts alone are wanted in life.” is a quotation from Hard Times (Book 1, Chapter 1). Hard Times – For These Times (more commonly now known as Hard Times) is the tenth novel by Charles Dickens, first published in 1854. […]
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 […]