Quotations by Charles Kingsley

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Born: Saturday, June 12, 1819
Died: Saturday, January 23, 1875 (55 years old)
Profession: Clergyman
Nationality: English


A blessed thing it is for any man or woman to have a friend, one human soul whom we can trust utterly, who knows the best and worst of us, and who loves us in spite of all our faults.
- Charles Kingsley
(Keywords: Trust, Soul, Friend, Faults, Man, Woman)

A man may learn from his Bible to be a more thorough gentleman than if he had been brought up in all the drawing-rooms in London.
- Charles Kingsley
(Keywords: Bible, Gentleman, London, May)

All we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about.
- Charles Kingsley

Be good, sweet maid, and let who will be clever.
- Charles Kingsley
(Keywords: Will)

Being forced to work, and forced to do your best, will breed in you temperance and self-control, diligence and strength of will, cheerfulness and content, and a hundred virtues which the idle will never know.
- Charles Kingsley
(Keywords: Work, Strength, Being, Cheerfulness, Content, Diligence, Self, Temperance, Will)

Do noble things, not dream them all day long.
- Charles Kingsley
(Keywords: Dream, Day)

Except a living man, there is nothing more wonderful than a book.
- Charles Kingsley
(Keywords: Living, Man, Nothing)

Feelings are like chemicals, the more you analyze them the worse they smell.
- Charles Kingsley
(Keywords: Feelings)

Have thy tools ready. God will find thee work.
- Charles Kingsley
(Keywords: Work, God, Tools, Will)

He was one of those men who possess almost every gift, except the gift of the power to use them.
- Charles Kingsley
(Keywords: Men, Power)

It is only the great hearted who can be true friends. The mean and cowardly, Can never know what true friendship means.
- Charles Kingsley
(Keywords: Friendship)

Pain is no evil, unless it conquers us.
- Charles Kingsley
(Keywords: Evil, Pain)

Some say that the age of chivalry is past, that the spirit of romance is dead. The age of chivalry is never past, so long as there is a wrong left unredressed on earth.
- Charles Kingsley
(Keywords: Age, Romance, Chivalry, Earth, Past, Spirit, Wrong)

The world goes up and the world goes down, the sunshine follows the rain; and yesterday's sneer and yesterday's frown can never come over again.
- Charles Kingsley
(Keywords: Rain, World, Yesterday)

There are two freedoms - the false, where a man is free to do what he likes; the true, where he is free to do what he ought.
- Charles Kingsley
(Keywords: Man)

There is a great deal of human nature in man.
- Charles Kingsley
(Keywords: Nature, Human nature)

There's no use doing a kindness if you do it a day too late.
- Charles Kingsley
(Keywords: Day, Kindness)

We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about.
- Charles Kingsley
(Keywords: Life, Act, Comfort, Luxury)

We have used the Bible as if it were a mere special constable's handbook, an opium dose for keeping beasts of burden patient while they are overloaded.
- Charles Kingsley
(Keywords: Bible, Burden, Opium)

Young blood must have its course, lad, and every dog its day.
- Charles Kingsley
(Keywords: Blood, Day)







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