A post shared on Facebook claims that author Charles Dickens once said, “Happiness is a gift and the trick is not to expect it but to delight in it when it comes.”
There is no evidence that Dickens coined this statement. It actually comes from the 2002 film adaptation of Dickens’ book “Nicholas Nickleby.”
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However, nowhere in these works, or any of his others, did the Daily Caller News Foundation find the quote attributed to him in the Facebook post. A search of the Dickens Project Library at the University of California, Santa Cruz didn’t return any matches. It doesn’t appear in his journals either.
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“I don’t think it’s Dickens (it doesn’t even sound like him),” said Pamela Dalziel, an associate professor at the...