Quotations from Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol

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“Mankind was my business. The common welfare was my business; charity, mercy, forbearance, benevolence, were all my business. The dealings of my trade were but a drop of water in the comprehensive ocean of my business!”(62)

 

“This boy is Ignorance. This girl is Want. Beware them both, and all of their degree, but most of all beware this boy, for on his brow I see that written which is Doom, unless the writing be erased.” (108)

 

“There are some upon this earth of yours,” returned the Spirit, “who lay claim to know us, and who do their deeds of passion, pride, ill-will, hatred, envy, bigotry, and selfishness in our name, who are as strange to us and all our kith and kin, as if they had never lived. Remember that, and charge their doings on themselves, not us.” (92)

“‘God bless us every one!’ said Tiny Tim, the last of all.” (97)

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Works Cited

Dickens, Charles. A Christmas Carol. Charles Dickens: The Christmas Books Volume I.

Penguin Classics. New York. 1985.

Quotations on Generosity

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“When will our consciences grow so tender that we will act to prevent human misery rather than avenge it?”

                                                                        Eleanor Roosevelt

 

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“The wise man does not lay up his own treasures.
The more he gives to others,
the more he has for his own.”

                                                                        Lao Tzu

 

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“Generosity is the most natural outward expression of an inner attitude of compassion and loving-kindness.”

                                                                        Dalai Lama