Charles Kingsley was an English novelist, particularly associated with the West Country and north-east Hampshire.
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“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.”
“It is only the great hearted who can be true friends. The mean and cowardly, Can never know what true friendship means.”
“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.”
“Every Winter, When the great sun has turned his face away, The earth goes down into a vale of grief, And fasts, and weeps, and shrouds herself in sables”
“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.”
“Be good, sweet maid, and let who will be clever; Do noble things, not dream them, all day long; And so make Life, and Death, and that For Ever, One grand sweet song”
“Pain is no evil, unless it conquers us”
“There are two freedoms; The false, where man is free to do what he likes; The true, where man is free to do what he ought.”
“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”
“There's no use doing a kindness if you do it a day too late.”
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