The famous English Priest Charles Kingsley was also renowned as a naturalist, professor, and novelist. He cultivated an interest in arts, poetry and natural science during his schooldays. After completing his graduation he aspired to become a lawyer but turned to ministry in church where he became rector. During this period he co-wrote a couple of journals that helped in forming the ‘Christian Socialist Movement’. The success of these journals encouraged him become a novelist and he published his first book titled ‘Alton Locke’. This was followed by various other novels before his most notable novel ‘The Water Babies, A Fairy Tale for a Land Baby’ which brought him ‘Lewis Carroll Shelf Award’. The novel portrayed various social issues in the form of an interesting story. His great intellect as a priest made him serve as the chaplain to ‘Queen Victoria’ while working as a professor of ‘Modern History’ at Cambridge University where he established his reputation as a professor. He further became a canon at the ‘Chester Cathedral’ during which he found the ‘Chester Society for Natural Science, Literature and Art’. He even served as a President of Birmingham and Midland Institute. Whatever your spiritual beliefs are, you will surely be able to connect with the quotes and thoughts shared by Charles Kingsley. We have gathered some really fabulous quotes by Charles Kingsley from his writings, work, and speeches. Read on the collection of sayings and quotations by Charles Kingsley.
[...] his little whirl-about of a head was so full of the notion of going out to see the world, that it forgot her in five minutes: however, though his head forgot her, I am glad to say his heart did not.
And what was the song which she sang? Ah, my little man, I am too old to sing that song, and you too young to understand it.
Be good, sweet maid, and let who will be clever;
Do noble things, not dream them, all day long:
And so make life, death, and that vast for-ever
One grand, sweet song.