Charles Dickens needs no introduction. With classics like Great Expectations, A Christmas Carol, Oliver Twist and A Tale Of Two Cities to his name, Dickens is one of the most celebrated writers from the Victorian period. A rags-to-riches story himself, his work threw light on the plight of the poor and the oppressed. Through his writing, he took a strong stand against aristocratic society.

And when he was not championing for the cause of societal issues, he also touched upon evergreen topics like love and the suffering that comes with it. On the occasion of his 205th birth anniversary, we’ve selected 10 of his best quotes:

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