Charles Kingsley Quotes

Theories—principles—by them if men do not live, by them men are, at least, stirred into life, at the sight of something more noble than themselves.



Charles Kingsley
Charles Kingsley
  • Born: June 12, 1819
  • Died: January 23, 1875
  • Nationality: English
  • Profession: Clergyman

Charles Kingsley was a broad church priest of the Church of England, a university professor, social reformer, historian and novelist. He is particularly associated with Christian socialism, the working men's college, and forming labour cooperatives that failed but led to the working reforms of the progressive era. He was a friend and correspondent with Charles Darwin. He was also the uncle of traveller and scientist Mary Kingsley.