Charles Kingsley Quotes

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 unredressed on earth.

Pain is no evil, unless it conquers us.

There is something very wonderful in music. Words are wonderful enough; but music is even more wonderful. It speaks not to our thoughts as words do; it speaks straight to our hearts and spirits, to the very core and root of our souls. Music soothes us, stirs us up; it puts noble feelings in us; […]

There is a great deal of human nature in man.

Do noble things, not dream them all day long.

What we can we will be, Honest Englishmen. Do the work that’s nearest, Though it’s dull at whiles, Helping, when we meet them, Lame dogs over stiles.

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

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

There are more ways of killing a cat than choking her with cream.

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, and open their hearts to us […]