Charles Kingsley Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old charles kingsley quotes, charles kingsley sayings, and charles kingsley proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


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

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

Friendship is like a glass ornament, once it is broken, it can rarely be put back together in exactly the same way.     

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

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

Charles Kingsley

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

Be good, sweet maid, and let who will be clever.     

Charles Kingsley

Better is old wine than new, and old friends like-wise.     

Charles Kingsley

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

Charles Kingsley

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

Charles Kingsley

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

Every duty that is bidden to wait comes back with seven fresh duties at its back.     

Charles Kingsley

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

Charles Kingsley

Possession means to sit astride the world instead of having it astride of you.     

Charles Kingsley

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

Charles Kingsley

Do noble things, not dream them all day long.     

Charles Kingsley

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