There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.
"It's nothing," returned Mrs Chick. "It's merely change of weather. We must expect change."
External heat and cold had little influence on Scrooge. No warmth could warm, no wintry weather chill him. No wind that blew was bitterer than he, no falling snow was more intent upon its purpose, no pelting rain less open to entreaty.
Black are the brooding clouds and troubled the deep waters, when the Sea of Thought, first heaving from a calm, gives up its Dead
Fan the sinking flame of hilarity with the wing of friendship; and pass the rosy wine.
The men who learn endurance, are they who call the whole world, brother.
A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other.
It is a hopeless endeavour to attract people to a theatre unless they can be first brought to believe that they will never get in.
The word of a gentleman is as good as his bond; and sometimes better.
Probably every new and eagerly expected garment ever put on since clothes came in fell a trifle short of the wearer's expectation.
Heres the rule for bargains: Do other men, for they would do you. Thats the true business precept.
Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts.
A merry Christmas to everybody! A happy New year to all the world!
Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childish days; that can recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth; that can transport the sailor and the traveller, thousands of miles away, back to his own fire-side and his quiet home!
A silent look of affection and regard when all other eyes are turned coldly away--the consciousness that we possess the sympathy and affection of one being when all others have deserted us--is a hold, a stay, a comfort, in the deepest affliction, which no wealth could purchase, or power bestow.