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29 Famous Quotes by Gilbert K. Chesterton

Chastity does not mean abstention from sexual wrong; it means something flaming, like Joan of Arc.

Chastity Quotes, by Gilbert K. Chesterton

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You cannot love a thing without wanting to fight for it.

Fight Quotes, by Gilbert K. Chesterton

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Man does not live by soap alone; and hygiene, or even health, is not much good unless you can take a healthy view of it -- or, better still, feel a healthy indifference to it.

Hygiene Quotes, by Gilbert K. Chesterton

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The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost.

Love Quotes, by Gilbert K. Chesterton

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Man seems to be capable of great virtues but not of small virtues; capable of defying his torturer but not of keeping his temper.

Virtue Quotes, by Gilbert K. Chesterton

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No man knows he is young while he is young.

Youth Quotes, by Gilbert K. Chesterton

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Courage is almost a contradiction in terms: it means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die.

Courage Quotes, by Gilbert K. Chesterton

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Ritual will always mean throwing away something: destroying our corn or wine upon the altar of our gods.

Ritual Quotes, by Gilbert K. Chesterton

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O God of earth and altar, Bow down and hear our cry; Our earthly rulers falter, Our people drift and die; The walls of gold entomb us, The swords of scorn divide; Take not Thy thunder from us, But take away our pride. From all that terror teaches, From lies of tongue and pen; From all the easy speeches That comfort cruel men; From sale and profanation Of honor and the sword; From sleep and from damnation, Deliver us, good Lord! Tie in a living tether The prince and priest and thrall; Bind all our lives together, Smite us and save us all; In ire and exultation Aflame with faith, and free, Lift up a living nation, A single sword to Thee.

Christianity Quotes, by Gilbert K. Chesterton

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I do not believe in a fate that falls on men however they act; but I do believe in a fate that falls on them unless they act.

Action Quotes, by Gilbert K. Chesterton

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Art, like morality, consists in drawing the line somewhere.

Art and artists Quotes, by Gilbert K. Chesterton

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A man can never quite understand a boy, even when he has been a boy.

Boys Quotes, by Gilbert K. Chesterton

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The doctrine of human equality reposes on this: that there is no man really clever who has not found that he is stupid.

Cleverness Quotes, by Gilbert K. Chesterton

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Compromise used to mean that half a loaf was better than no bread. Among modern statesmen it really seems to mean that half a loaf is better than a whole loaf.

Compromise Quotes, by Gilbert K. Chesterton

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"My country, right or wrong," is a thing that no patriot would think of saying except a desperate case. It is like saying, "My mother, drunk or sober.".

Country Quotes, by Gilbert K. Chesterton

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Courage is almost a contradiction in terms: it means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die.

Courage Quotes, by Gilbert 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.

Democracy Quotes, by Gilbert K. Chesterton

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Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another.

Education Quotes, by Gilbert K. Chesterton

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Education is the period during which you are being instructed by somebody you do not know, about something you do not want to know.

Education Quotes, by Gilbert K. Chesterton

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The present condition of fame is merely fashion.

Fame Quotes, by Gilbert K. Chesterton

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The way to love anything is to realize that it may be lost.

Love Quotes, by Gilbert K. Chesterton

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People generally quarrel because they cannot argue.

Quarrel Quotes, by Gilbert K. Chesterton

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You could compile the worst book in the world entirely out of selected passages from the best writers in the world.

Quotation Quotes, by Gilbert K. Chesterton

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It is the test of a good religion whether you can joke about it.

Religion / beliefs Quotes, by Gilbert K. Chesterton

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The worst of work nowadays is what happens to people when they cease to work.

Retirement Quotes, by Gilbert K. Chesterton

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