“Reflect on your present blessings, of which every man has many not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
“In the little world in which children have their existence, whosoever brings them up, there is nothing so finely perceived and so finely felt, as injustice.
“I do not know the American gentleman, god forgive me for putting two such words together.
“There is always something for which to be thankful.
“With affection beaming out of one eye, and calculation shining out of the other.
“There is a wisdom of the head, and ... a wisdom of the heart.
“A man who could build a church, as one may say, by squinting at a sheet of paper.
“It was a turkey He could never have stood upon his legs, that bird He would have snapped 'em off short in a minute, like sticks of sealing wax.
“'Out upon merry Christmas What's Christmas time to you but a time for paying bills without money a time for finding yourself a year older, but not an hour richer... If I could work my will,' said Scrooge indignantly, 'every idiot who goes about with 'Merry Christmas' upon his lips should be boiled with his won pudding, and buried with a stake of holly through his heart. He should'
“Somehow he Tim gets thoughtful sitting by himself so much, and thinks the strangest things you ever heard. He told me, coming home, that he hoped the people saw him in the church, because he was a cripple, and it might be pleasant for them to remember upon Christmas Day, who made lame beggars walk, and blind men see.
English writer whose novels depicted and criticized social injustice (1812-1870)
“You talkin' to me? Well, I'm the only one here.
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