39 Total Quotes

Charles Kingsley Quotes

It is only the great hearted who can be true friends. The mean and cowardly, Can never know what true friendship means.
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#English Clergyman #Coward And Cowardice

Do the work that's nearest, / Though it's dull at whiles, / Helping, when we meet them,/ Lame dogs over stiles.
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#Dogs

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.
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#English Clergyman

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.
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#Age And Aging #English 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.
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#English Clergyman

Be good, sweet maid, and let who will be clever; Do noble things, not dream them, all day long; And so make Life, and Death, and that For Ever, One grand sweet song
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#Clever

There's no use doing a kindness if you do it a day too late.
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#Kindness #English Clergyman

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

Except a living man, there is nothing more wonderful than a book.
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#Books And Reading

Every Winter, When the great sun has turned his face away, The earth goes down into a vale of grief, And fasts, and weeps, and shrouds herself in sables
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#Earth

See the land, her Easter keeping,Rises as her Maker rose.Seeds, so long in darkness sleeping,Burst at last from winter snows.Earth with heaven above rejoices...
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#Easter

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.
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#English Clergyman

All we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about.
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#English Clergyman #Enthusiasm

For men must work and women must weep./ And the sooner it's over, the sooner to sleep.
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#Men

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

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
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#Bible

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.
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#English Clergyman

Except a living man there is nothing more wonderful than a book! A message 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, comfort us, open their hearts to us as brothers.
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#Books And Reading

There is a great deal of human nature in man.
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#English Clergyman

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.
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#Books And Reading

Be good, sweet maid, and let who will be clever.
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#English Clergyman #Clever

Have thy tools ready, God will find thee work
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#God

There are two freedoms: the false where a man is free to do what he likes; and the true where a man is free to do what he ought.
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#English Clergyman

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

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.
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#Books And Reading