Electric communication will never be a substitute for the face of someone who with their soul encourages another person to be brave and true. ~Charles Dickens
The whole difference between construction and creation is exactly this: that a thing constructed can only be loved after it is constructed; but a thing created is loved before it exists. ~Charles Dickens
Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts.
Whatever I have tried to do in life, I have tried with all my heart to do it well; whatever I have devoted myself to, I have devoted myself completely; in great aims and in small I have always thoroughly been in earnest. ~Charles Dickens
I never could have done what I have done without the habits of punctuality, order, and diligence, without the determination to concentrate myself on one subject at a time. ~Charles Dickens
Now: History for Today
1843 - Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol went on sale. Dickens began writing the book in September 1843 and completed it in just six weeks. A Christmas Carol remains highly popular, has never been out of print and has been adapted to film, stage, opera and other media numerous times.
1972 - The historic Apollo 17 space mission came to an end after 12 days. The longest of all the moon missions, it featured the only night launch of the program, the first professional scientist to walk on the moon, the most samples gathered (243 pounds) and the lengthiest moonwalks. Apollo 17 was the last manned mission to the moon