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Charles Kingsley

Fecha de nacimiento: 12. Junio 1819
Fecha de muerte: 23. Enero 1875

Charles Kingsley fue un novelista inglés, asociado en particular con el "West Country" y Noreste de Hampshire.


„Actuamos como si el lujo y la comodidad fueran lo más importante en la vida, cuando lo único que necesitamos para ser realmente felices es algo por lo cual entusiasmarnos.“

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


„The most wonderful and the strongest things in the world, you know, are just the things which no one can see.“ The Water-Babies

„Thank God every morning when you get up that you have something to do which must be done, whether you like it or not. Being forced to work, and forced to do your best, will breed in you temperance, self-control, diligence, strength of will, content, and a hundred other virtues which the idle never know.“

„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.“

„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.“

„A blessed thing it is 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; who will speak the honest truth to us, while the world flatters us to our face, and laughs at us behind our back; who will give us counsel and reproof in a day of prosperity and self-conceit; but who, again, will comfort and encourage us in days of difficulty and sorrow, when the world leaves us alone to fight our own battle as we can.“

„Did not learned men, too, hold, till within the last twenty-five years, that a flying dragon was an impossible monster? And do we not now know that there are hundreds of them found fossil up and down the world? People call them Pterodactyles: but that is only because they are ashamed to call them flying dragons, after denying so long that flying dragons could exist.“ The Water Babies


„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, open their hearts to us as brothers.“

„Never, if possible, lie down at night without being able to say: I have made one human being at least a little wiser, or a little happier, or at least a little better this day.“

„Do as you would be done by.“ The Water Babies

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


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

„It is not darkness you are going to, for God is Light. It is not lonely, for Christ is with you. It is not unknown country, for Christ is there.“

„‎"The men whom I have seen succeed best in life have always 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.“

„Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything beautiful.  Beauty is God’s handwriting—a way-side sacrament; welcome it in every fair face, every fair sky, every fair flower, and thank Him for it, who is the Fountain of all loveliness, and drink it in simply and earnestly with all your eyes; it is a charmed draught, a cup of blessing.“ Daily Thoughts selected from the writings of Charles Kingsley by his wife

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