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Charles Kingsley Quotes

"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."

"It is only the great hearted who can be true friends. The mean and cowardly, Can never know what true friendship means."

"We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements in life, when all we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about."

"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."

"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."

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

"Have thy tools ready. God will find thee work."

"We have used the Bible as if it was a constable's handbook - an opium-dose for keeping beasts of burden patient while they are overloaded."

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

"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."

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

"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."

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

"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."

"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."

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

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