"'I want to be a gentleman. ... I am not at all happy as I am. I am disgusted with my calling and with my life'" (Dickens 99).
"As I had grown accustomed to my expectations, I had insensibly begun to notice their effect upon myself and those around me. Their influence on my own character I disguised from my recognition as much as possible, but I knew very well that it was not at all good" (Dickens 213).
"We were not in a grand way of business, but we had a good name, and worked for our profits, and did very well" (Dickens 337).