1819-1875, British Author, Clergyman
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 – [Excellence]

Except a living man there is nothing more wonderful than a book! a message to us 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, teach us, comfort us, open their hearts to us as brothers.
Charles Kingsley – [Books and Reading]

Feelings are like chemicals, the more you analyze them the worse they smell.
Charles Kingsley – [Feelings]

He was one of those men who possess almost every gift, except the gift of the power to use them.
Charles Kingsley – [Common Sense]

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 – [Hope]

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 – [Change]

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.
Charles Kingsley – [Freedom]

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.
Charles Kingsley – [Happiness]

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 – [Bible]

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.
Charles Kingsley – [Books and Reading]

Young blood must have its course, lad, and every dog its day.
Charles Kingsley – [Blood]