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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 said by Pip‘s sister, Mrs. Joe Gargery. No first name is given in the book for his sister, […]

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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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