“Oh! But he was a tight-fisted hand at the grindstone, Scrooge! A squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous old sinner!” – Marley’s Ghost

“Business!” cried the Ghost. “Mankind was my business. The common welfare was my business; charity, mercy, forbearance, and benevolence were all my business.” – Marley’s Ghost

“You fear the world too much. All your other hopes have merged into the hope of being beyond the chance of its sordid reproach. I have seen your nobler aspirations fall off one by one, until the master-passion, Gain, engrosses you. Have I not?” – Marley’s Ghost

“I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future!” – Scrooge

“You have labored on it, since. It is a ponderous chain!” – Scrooge about Marley’s ghostly chains

“But if the courses be departed from, the ends will change.” – Second Spirit

“It matters little,” she said, softly. “To you, very little. Another idol has displaced me, and if it can cheer and comfort you in time to come, as I would have tried to do, I have no just cause to grieve.” – Belle

“Have they no refuge or resource?” – Scrooge

“Men’s courses will foreshadow certain ends, to which, if persevered in, they must lead,?But if the courses be departed from, the ends will change.” – Second Spirit

“I wear the chain I forged in life. I made it link by link, and yard by yard; I girded it on of my own free will, and of my own free will I wore it.” – Marley’s Ghost

“He walked among the Spirits, among whom he lived, and there was always something specific to learn from each. With The Ghost of Christmas Present, Louis stuck around to have an ongoing conversation.” – narrator BEST QUOTE ABOUT MISMANAGEMENT

“Hear me! My time is nearly gone.” – Marley’s Ghost

“I wish to be left alone” – Scrooge

“Scrooge did not disrupt Cratchit’s family and home life. Though he could have caused major disruptions, he’d chosen another path. Made sure Major was protected, isolated from Scrooge’s new inner spiritual black hole.” – narrator

“Strict measures are necessary, and is for that reason I have come bearing chains.” – Marley’s Ghost

“Ebenezer Scrooge… ah, no, I fear I was hard on you. There’s much you had not learnt.” – Marley’s Ghost

“If I could work my will, I would take every idiot who goes about with ‘Merry Christmas’ on his lips, and boil him with his own pudding, and bury him.” – Scrooge

“Remember that, and charge their doings on themselves, not us.” – Scrooge

“I am as light as a feather, I am as happy as an angel, I am as merry as a school-boy.” – Scrooge

“I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.” – Scrooge

“The happiness he gives is quite as great as if it cost a fortune.” – Bob Cratchit about Tiny Tim