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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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Have thy tools ready. God will find thee work.

Pain is no evil, unless it conquers us.

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

Do noble things, not dream them all day long.

Except a living man, there is nothing more wonderful than a book.

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.

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

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

Be good, sweet maid, and let who will be clever.

There is a great deal of human nature in man.

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

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.