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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.
    — Charles Kingsley
    tags: world 
     
    Better is old wine than new, and old friends like-wise.
    — Charles Kingsley
    tags: friends 
     
    Make it a rule and pray to God to help you keep it . . . never, if possible, to lie down at night without being able to say "I have made one human being at least a little wiser, a little happier, or a little better this day."
    — Charles Kingsley
    tags: lies  human  night  help  rules  god  pray 
     
    The most wonderful and the strongest things in the world, you know, are just the things which no one can see.
    — Charles Kingsley
    tags: world 
     
    Life is too short for mean anxieties.
    — Charles Kingsley
    tags: anxiety 
     
    Except a living man, there is nothing more wonderful than a book.
    — Charles Kingsley
    tags: men  living  book 
     
    Nothing is so infectious as example.
    — Charles Kingsley
    tags: example 
     
    You are not very good if you are not better than your best friends imagine you to be.
    — Charles Kingsley
    tags: friends  imagine 
     
    It is only the great hearted who can be true friends. The mean and cowardly, Can never know what true friendship means.
    — Charles Kingsley
    tags: friendship  friends  true 
     
    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.
    — Charles Kingsley
    tags: chance  men  smile  business 
     
    Pain is no evil, unless it conquers us.
    — Charles Kingsley
    tags: evil  pain 
     
    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.
    — Charles Kingsley
    tags: work  virtue  strength 
     
    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
    tags: people  respect  wishes  misery  god  sin 
     
    Cheerfulness is full of significance: it suggests good health, a clear conscience, and a soul at peace with all human nature.
    — Charles Kingsley
    Friendship is like a glass ornament, once it is broken it can rarely be put back together exactly the same way.
    — Charles Kingsley
    tags: friendship  broken 
     
    Beauty is God's handwriting. Welcome it in every fair face, every fair day, every fair flower.
    — Charles Kingsley
    tags: beauty  flowers  god 
     
    I do not want merely to possess a faith, I want a faith that possesses me.
    — Charles Kingsley
    tags: faith 
     
    All we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about.
    — Charles Kingsley
    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.
    — Charles Kingsley
    tags: men  women  friends  trust  human  soul  blessed 
     
    You are literally filled with the fruit of your own devices, with rats and mice and such small deer, paramecia, and entomostraceÃ, and kicking things with horrid names, which you see in microscopes at the Polytechnic, and rush home and call for brandy-without the water-stone, and gravel, and dyspepsia, and fragments of your own muscular tissue tinged with your own bile.
    — Charles Kingsley
    Nothing that man ever invents will absolve him from the universal necessity of being good as God is good, righteous as God is righteous, and holy as God is holy.
    — Charles Kingsley
    tags: men  god  holy  invent 
     
    I go at what I have to do as if there were nothing else in the world for me to do.
    — Charles Kingsley
    tags: world 
     
    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.
    — Charles Kingsley
    There will be no true freedom without virtue, no true science without religion, no true industry without the fear of God and love to your fellow citizens.
    — Charles Kingsley
    tags: fear  freedom  true  virtue  god 
     
    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.
    — Charles Kingsley
    tags: heart  thoughts  right  longing  dog 
     
    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.
    — Charles Kingsley
    tags: bible 
     
    Because I believe in a God of absolute and unbounded love, therefore I believe in a loving anger of His which will and must devour and destroy all which is decayed, monstrous, abortive in His universe till all enemies shall be put under His feet, and God shall be all in all.
    — Charles Kingsley
    If "ifs" and "ands" were pots and pans, there'd be no work for tinkers' hands
    — Charles Kingsley
    tags: work 
     
    Have thy tools ready. God will find thee work.
    — Charles Kingsley
    tags: work  god 
     
    ... the heroism of the average mother. Ah! When I think of that broad fact, I gather hope again for poor humanity; and this dark world looks bright ... because, whatever else it is not full of, it is at least full of mothers.
    — Charles Kingsley
    tags: world  dark  poor  facts  hope  mother 
     
    Every duty which is bidden to wait returns with seven fresh duties at its back.
    — Charles Kingsley
    If you want to be miserable, think about yourself, about what you want, what you like, what respect people ought to pay you and what people think of you.
    — Charles Kingsley
    tags: people  respect 
     
    Tis the hard grey weather Breeds hard English men.
    — Charles Kingsley
    tags: men 
     
    If I am ever obscure in my expressions, do not fancy that therefore I am deep. If I were really deep, all the world would understand, though they might not appreciate. The perfectly popular style is the perfectly scientific one. To me an obscurity is a reason for suspecting a fallacy.
    — Charles Kingsley
    tags: world  appreciate 
     
    Feelings are like chemicals, the more you analyze them the worse they smell.
    — Charles Kingsley
    Have charity; have patience; have mercy. Never bring a human being, however silly, ignorant, or weak-above all, any little child-to shame and confusion of face. Never by petulance, by suspicion, by ridicule, even by selfish and silly haste-never, above all, by indulging in the devilish pleasure of a sneer-crush what is finest and rouse up what is coarsest in the heart of any fellow-creature.
    — Charles Kingsley
    Do not fancy, as too many do, that thou canst praise God by singing hymns to Him in church once a week, and disobeying Him all the week long. He asks of thee works as well as words; and more, he asks of thee works first and words after.
    — Charles Kingsley
    tags: work  praise  god  church 
     
    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.
    — Charles Kingsley
    tags: men  bible  learn 
     
    There's no use doing a kindness if you do it a day too late.
    — Charles Kingsley
    tags: kindness 
     
    All but God is changing day by day.
    — Charles Kingsley
    tags: god 
     
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