Charles Dickens

“Never close your lips to those whom you have already opened your heart.”

“There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor.”

“Suffering has been stronger than all other teaching, and has taught me to understand what your heart used to be. I have been bent and broken, but – I hope – into a better shape.”

“We need never be ashamed of our tears.”

“Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts.”

“There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts.”

“Suffering has been stronger than all other teaching, and has taught me to understand what your heart used to be. I have been bent and broken, but – I hope – into a better shape.”

No one who can read, ever looks at a book, even unopened on a shelf, like one who cannot.”

“Every traveler has a home of his own, and he learns to appreciate it the more from his wandering.”