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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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A good novel tells us the truth about its hero; but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author.

Literature Quotes, by G. K. Chesterton

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Life is like music; it must be composed by ear, feeling, and instinct, not by rule.

Music Quotes, by G. K. Chesterton

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Virtue is not the absense of vices or the avoidance of moral dangers; virtue is a vivid and separate ting, like pain or a particular smell. - Tremendous Trifles.

Perspective Quotes, by G. K. Chesterton

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Destiny is but a phrase of the weak human heart - the dark apology for every error. The strong and virtuous admit no destiny. On earth conscience guides; in heaven God watches. And destiny is but the phantom we invoke to silence the one and dethrone the other.

Religion / beliefs Quotes, by G. K. Chesterton

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The coziness between church and state is good for the state and bad for the church.

Religion / beliefs Quotes, by G. K. Chesterton

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Christianity has not been tried and found wanting; it has been found difficult and not tried.

Religion / beliefs Quotes, by G. K. Chesterton

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[You reporters] should have printed what he meant, not what he said.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by G. K. Chesterton

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