1- I only ask to be free. The butterflies are free. Mankind will surely not deny to Harold Skimpole what it concedes to the butterflies!
2- Facts alone are wanted in life. Plant nothing else, and root out everything else.
3- There are many pleasant fictions of the law in constant operation, but there is not one so pleasant or practically humorous as that which supposes every man to be of equal value in its impartial eye, and the benefits of all laws to be equally attainable by all men, without the smallest reference to the furniture of their pockets.
4- Grief never mended no broken bones.
Sketches by Boz
5- Train up a fig-tree in the way it should go, and when you are old sit under the shade of it.
Dombey and Son
6- Dignity, and even holiness too, sometimes, are more questions of coat and waistcoat than some people imagine.
7- Subdue your appetites, my dears, and you’ve conquered human nature.
8- Any man may be in good spirits and good temper when he’s well dressed.