Charles Kingsley

1819 - 1875

A Quote by Charles Kingsley on god, misery, people, purity, respect, and wishes

If you wish to be miserable, think about yourself, about what you want, what you like, what respect people ought to pay you, what people think of you; and then to you nothing will be pure. You will spoil everything you touch; you will make sin and misery for yourself out of everything God sends you; you will be as wretched as you choose.

Charles Kingsley (1819 - 1875)

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A Quote by Charles Kingsley on angels, god, music, and speech

Music has been called the speech of the angels; I will go farther and call it the speech of God Himself.

Charles Kingsley (1819 - 1875)

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A Quote by Charles Kingsley on home

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O Mary, go and call the cattle home, And call the cattle home, And call the cattle home, Across the sands o' Dee!

Charles Kingsley (1819 - 1875)

Source: The Sands of Dee.

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A Quote by Charles Kingsley on truth and virtue

Truth, for its own sake, had never been a virtue with the Roman clergy.

Charles Kingsley (1819 - 1875)

Source: Review of Froude’s History of England

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A Quote by Charles Kingsley on world

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Mrs. Bedonebyasyoudid is coming. The loveliest fairy in the world; and her name is Mrs. Doasyouwouldbedoneby.

Charles Kingsley (1819 - 1875)

Source: The Water Babies

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A Quote by Charles Kingsley on freedom

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There are two freedoms - the false where a man is free to do what he likes; the true, where a man is free to do what he ought.

Charles Kingsley (1819 - 1875)

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A Quote by Charles Kingsley on contentment, faith, god, habits, mind, and understanding

We shall be made truly wise if we be made 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.

Charles Kingsley (1819 - 1875)

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A Quote by Charles Kingsley on day and kindness

Do it this very moment! Don't put it off-don't wait! There's no use in doing a kindness If you do it a day too late.

Charles Kingsley (1819 - 1875)

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A Quote by Charles Kingsley on children, day, facts, hope, ignorance, laws, morality, religion, and science

I hope that my children, at least, if not I myself, will see the day when ignorance of the primary laws and facts of science will be looked upon as a defect only second to ignorance of the primary laws of religion and morality.

Charles Kingsley (1819 - 1875)

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A Quote by Charles Kingsley on enthusiasm, happiness, and needs

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

Charles Kingsley (1819 - 1875)

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