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Charles Kingsley Quotes

(1819-1875), British Author, Clergyman

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.

Category: Bible

Young blood must have its course, lad, and every dog its day.

Category: Blood

Except a living man there is nothing more wonderful than a book! a message to us from the dead -- from human souls we never saw, who lived, perhaps, thousands of miles away. And yet these, in those little sheets of paper, speak to us, arouse us, terrify us, teach us, comfort us, open their hearts to us as brothers.

Category: Books And Reading

We ought to reverence books; to look on them as useful and mighty things. If they are good and true, whether they are about religion, politics, farming, trade, law, or medicine, they are the message of Christ, the maker of all things -- the teacher of all truth.

Category: Books And Reading

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.

Category: Change

He was one of those men who possess almost every gift, except the gift of the power to use them.

Category: Common Sense

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.

Category: Excellence

Feelings are like chemicals, the more you analyze them the worse they smell.

Category: Feelings

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.

Category: Freedom

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.

Category: Happiness

The men whom I have seen succeed best in life always have been cheerful and hopeful men; who went about their business with a smile on their faces; and took the changes and chances of this mortal life like men; facing rough and smooth alike as it came.

Category: Hope