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Charles Dickens quotations on the theme of War.

 

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 War.


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When men unnaturally fight against their own countrymen, they are always observed to be more unnaturally cruel and filled with rage than they are against any other enemy.

Background. “When men unnaturally fight against their own countrymen, they are always observed to be more unnaturally cruel and filled with rage than they are against any other enemy” is a quotation taken from the Charles Dickens book A Child’s History of England. Chapter 22. England under Henry the Sixth: Part the Third. A Child’s […]

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Some became Crusaders for the love of change; some, in the hope of plunder; some, because they had nothing to do at home; some, because they did what the priests told them; some, because they liked to see foreign countries; some, because they were fond of knocking men about, and would as soon knock a Turk about as a Christian.

Background. “Some became Crusaders for the love of change; some, in the hope of plunder; some, because they had nothing to do at home; some, because they did what the priests told them; some, because they liked to see foreign countries; some, because they were fond of knocking men about, and would as soon knock […]

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Nothing can make war otherwise than horrible.

Background. “Nothing can make war otherwise than horrible” 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 the periodical Household Words, running […]

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