Charles Dickens
A sketch of Charles Dickens, 1842.

No varnish can hide the grain of the wood. The more varnish you put on, the more the grain will express itself.


A quote from Great Expectations, by Charles Dickens. It truly is impossible to hide one’s true nature, whatever that may be.


7 thoughts on “Dickensian Good Sense

  1. Oh, oh! In among the plethora of words and phrases that our mutual friend Charles Dickens produced in novels and weekly installments we’ll find these household words for his time and for us. What we find depends a lot on our mood of the day, for they are actually everywhere. Today, in Göteborg, much like in Little Dorrit’s London, I found a poster “weeping on a wet wall” – about helping the homeless.

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