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Charles Kingsley Quotes


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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.

    Topics: Life

There is a great deal of human nature in man.

    Topics: Life

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

    Topics: Life, Animals, Youth

Pain is no evil, unless it conquers us.

    Topics: Pain

These glorious things - words - are man's right alone. Without words we should know no more of each other's hearts and thoughts than the dog knows of his fellow dog for, if you will consider, you always think to yourself in words, though you do not speak them aloud; and without them all our thoughts would be mere blind longings, feelings which we could not understand ourselves.

    Topics: Reasoning, Feelings

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

    Topics: Reasoning, Feelings

Have thy tools ready. God will find thee work.

    Topics: Service, Work

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.

    Topics: Service, Freedom

Thank God every morning when you get up that you have something to do which must be done, whether you like it or not.

    Topics: Service

Do today's duty, fight today's temptation; do not weaken and distract yourself by looking forward to things you cannot see, and could not understand if you saw them.

    Topics: Service

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.

    Topics: The Bible

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.

    Topics: The Bible

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