Charles John Huffam Dickens was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world’s best-known fictional characters and is regarded by many as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era. Wikipedia
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.
Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts.
It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to, than I have ever known.