Great Quotes by Charles Kingsley

Saturday, December 03, 2011 Bryan Hudson 0 Comments

While researching insights on the life of David, I discovered a series of written sermons by Charles Kingsley (1819 – 1875). Kingsley was an English priest of the Church of England and university professor.

After reading his Five Sermons on David I continued an online search for the words and works of Kingsley. I discovered the quotes shown below on the website. Enjoy!

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. 

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. 

Do noble things, not dream them all day long. 

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

Have thy tools ready. God will find thee work. 

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

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

Pain is no evil, unless it conquers us. 

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 un-redressed on earth. 

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. 

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

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

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. 

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