Charles Kingsley

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Charles Kingsley

He was one of those men who possess almost every gift, except the gift of the power to use them.More Charles Kingsley [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More Charles Kingsley [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More Charles Kingsley [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More Charles Kingsley [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More Charles Kingsley [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More Charles Kingsley [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Feelings are like chemicals, the more you analyze them the worse they smell.More Charles Kingsley [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More Charles Kingsley [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Young blood must have its course, lad, and every dog its day.More Charles Kingsley [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The world goes up and the world goes down, And the sunshine follows the rain; And yesterday's sneer and yesterday's frown Can never come over again.More Charles Kingsley [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
When two friends understand each other totally, the words are soft and strong like an orchid's perfumeMore Charles Kingsley [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
There is a great deal of human nature in man.More Charles Kingsley [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Possession means to sit astride the world
Instead of having it astride of you.More Charles Kingsley [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
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.More Charles Kingsley [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Our wanton accidents take root, and grow
To vaunt themselves God's laws.More Charles Kingsley [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Tho' we earn our bread, Tom,
By the dirty pen,
What we can we will be,
Honest Englishmen.
Do the work that's nearest
Though it's dull at whiles,
Helping, when we meet them,
Lame dogs over stiles.More Charles Kingsley [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
For men must work and women must weep,
And the sooner it's over the sooner to sleep,
And good-bye to the bar and its moaning.More Charles Kingsley [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Still the race of hero spirits pass the lamp from hand to hand.More Charles Kingsley [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
"O Mary, go and call the cattle home,
And call the cattle home,
And call the cattle home,
Across the sands o' Dee;"
The western wind was wild and dank wi' foam
And all alone went she.More Charles Kingsley [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
And we shall be made truly wise if we be content; content, too,
not only with what we can understand, but content with what we do
not understand--the habit of mind which theologians call--and
rightly--faith in God.More Charles Kingsley [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
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,
Leaving her wedding-garlands to decay--
Then leaps in spring to his returning kisses.More Charles Kingsley [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Oh! that we two were Maying
Down the stream of the soft spring breeze;
Like children with violets playing,
In the shade of the whispering trees.More Charles Kingsley [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Grandeur . . . consists in form, and not in size: and to the eye
of the philosopher, the curve drawn on a paper two inches long,
is just as magnificent, just as symbolic of divine mysteries and
melodies, as when embodied in the span of some cathedral roof.More Charles Kingsley [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
For science is . . . like virtue, its own exceeding great reward.More Charles Kingsley [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The western tide crept up along the sand,
And o'er and o'er the sand,
And round and round the sand,
As far as eye could see
The rolling mist came down and hid the land:
And never home came she.More Charles Kingsley [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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