“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to heaven, we were all going direct the other way – in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only.” ~~ Charles Dickens, “The Tale of Two Cities”
“I never could have done what I have done without the habits of punctuality, order, and diligence, without the determination to concentrate myself on one subject at a time.” ~~ Charles Dickens
“Reflect upon your present blessings of which every man has many – not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.” ~~ Charles Dickens
“Have a heart that never hardens, a temper that never tires, a touch that never hurts.” ~~ Charles Dickens
Submitted by Madupashini Balashanmugan.