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57 Famous Quotes by G. K. Chesterton
5/29/1874 - 6/14/1936
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Gilbert Keith Chesterton     G.K. Chesterton
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Children are innocent and love justice, while most adults are wicked and prefer mercy.

Adulthood Quotes, by G. K. Chesterton

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A stiff apology is a second insult... The injured party does not want to be compensated because he has been wronged; he wants to be healed because he has been hurt.

Insults Quotes, by G. K. Chesterton

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Journalism largely consists of saying "Lord Jones is Dead" to people who never knew that Lord Jones was alive.

Journalism Quotes, by G. K. Chesterton

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You can never have a revolution in order to establish a democracy. You must have a democracy in order to have a revolution.

Revolution Quotes, by G. K. Chesterton

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It isn't that they can't see the solution. It's that they can't see the problem.

Solution Quotes, by G. K. Chesterton

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Tolerance is the virtue of the man without convictions.

Tolerance Quotes, by G. K. Chesterton

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Traditions are the guideposts driven deep in our subconscious minds. The most powerful ones are those we can't even describe, aren't even aware of.

Traditions Quotes, by G. K. Chesterton

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The paradox of courage is that a man must be a little careless of his life in order to keep it.

Courage Quotes, by G. K. Chesterton

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I regard golf as an expensive way of playing marbles.

Golf Quotes, by G. K. Chesterton

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Bigotry may be roughly defined as the anger of men who have no opinions.

Bigotry Quotes, by G. K. Chesterton

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Diplomacy is the art of saying "Nice doggie" until you can find a rock.

Politics / government Quotes, by G. K. Chesterton

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If Christianity should happen to be true -- that is to say, if its God is the real God of the universe -- then defending it may mean talking about anything and everything. Things can be irrelevant to the proposition that Christianity is false, but nothing can be irrelevant to the proposition that Christianity is true. [All] things not only may have something to do with the Christian God, but must have something to do with Him if He lives and reigns.

Christianity Quotes, by G. K. Chesterton

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We say, not lightly but very literally, that the truth has made us free. They say that it makes us so free that it cannot be the truth. To them it is like believing in fairyland to believe in such freedom as we enjoy. It is like believing in men with wings to entertain the fancy of men with wills. It is like accepting a fable about a squirrel in conversation with a mountain to believe in a man who is free to ask or a God who is free to answer. This is a manly and a rational negation, for which I for one shall always show respect. But I decline to show any respect for those who first of all clip the bird and cage the squirrel, rivet the chains and refuse the freedom, close all the doors of the cosmic prison on us with a clang of eternal iron, tell us that our emancipation is a dream and our dungeon a necessity; and then calmly turn round and tell us they have a freer thought and a more liberal theology.

Christianity Quotes, by G. K. Chesterton

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The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting. It has been found difficult; and left untried.

Christianity Quotes, by G. K. Chesterton

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When Michelangelo finished the painting of the Sistine Chapel's ceiling, he spent the rest of his life trying to remove the paint that had poured into his sleeve.

Art and artists Quotes, by G. K. Chesterton

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If you are afraid of loneliness, don't marry.

Men and women Quotes, by G. K. Chesterton

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The Bible tells us to love our neighbors, and also to love our enemies; probably because generally they are the same people.

Religion / beliefs Quotes, by G. K. Chesterton

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Journalism is popular, but it is popular mainly as fiction. Life is one world, and life seen in the newspapers is another. - "On the Cryptic and the Elliptic", 1908.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by G. K. Chesterton

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Cruelty is, perhaps, the worst kid of sin. Intellectual cruelty is certainly the worst kind of cruelty.

Cruelty Quotes, by G. K. Chesterton

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We are all in the same boat in a stormy sea, and we owe each other a terrible loyalty.

Loyalty Quotes, by G. K. Chesterton

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People generally quarrel because they can't argue.

Quarrels Quotes, by G. K. Chesterton

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Tradition may be defined as an extension of the franchise. Tradition means giving votes to the most obscure of all classes, our ancestors. It is the democracy of the dead.

Tradition Quotes, by G. K. Chesterton

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Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means government by the badly educated.

Aristocracy Quotes, by G. K. Chesterton

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Compromise is never anything but an ignoble truce between the duty of a man and the terror of a coward.

Compromise Quotes, by G. K. Chesterton

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People in general are cruel to one another. The only way to have fun to them is to make fun of someone. I hate that. Why can't someone be different.why can't someone be themselves without being made fun of? I hate society because of how they judge pe

Cruelty Quotes, by G. K. Chesterton

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