Charles Dickens

“Accidents will occur in the best regulated families.”

“Every baby born into the world is a finer one than the last.”

“It was always said of him, that he knew how to keep Christmas well, if any man alive possessed the knowledge. May that be truly said of us, and all of us! And so, as Tiny Tim observed, ‘God Bless Us, Every One!’ ” [A Christmas Carol]

“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 spring of hope, it was the winter of despair...in short, the period was so far like the present period....”