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Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “Any one thinking of the Holy Child as born in December would mean by it exactly what we mean by it; that Christ is not merely a summer sun of the prosperous but a winter fire for the unfortunate.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “The Catholic Church is like a thick steak, a glass of red wine, and a good cigar.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “We should thank God for beer and burgundy by not drinking too much of them.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “There is one thing which gives radiance to everything. It is the idea of something around the corner.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “A Catholic is a person who has plucked up courage to face the incredible and inconceivable idea that something else may be wiser than he is.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “A strange fanaticism fills our time: the fanatical hatred of morality, especially of Christian morality.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “Art consists of limitation. The most beautiful part of every picture is the frame.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “Let a man walk ten miles steadily on a hot summer’s day along a dusty English road, and he will soon discover why beer was invented.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “Where does a wise man hide a leaf? In the forest. But what does he do if there is no forest? He grows a forest to hide it in.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “Joy, which was the small publicity of the pagan, is the gigantic secret of the Christian.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “The cross cannot be defeated for it is defeat.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “For children are innocent and love justice, while most of us are wicked and naturally prefer mercy.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “A man is angry at a libel because it is false, but at a satire because it is true.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “The things we see every day are the things we never see at all.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “Physical science is like simple addition: it is either infallible or it is false.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “The one perfectly divine thing, the one glimpse of God’s paradise given on earth, is to fight a losing battle – and not lose it.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “The men who really believe in themselves are all in lunatic asylums.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “The first two facts which a healthy boy or girl feels about sex are these: first that it is beautiful and then that it is dangerous.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “Faith means believing the unbelievable.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “Paradox – Truth standing on her head to get attention.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “Fable is more historical than fact, because fact tells us about one man and fable tells us about a million men.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “The poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “How much larger your life would be if you were smaller in it...”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “In the struggle for existence, it is only on those who hang on for ten minutes after all is hopeless, that hope begins to dawn.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “The Reformer is always right about what’s wrong. However, he’s often wrong about what is right.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “The more I considered Christianity, the more I found that while it had established a rule and order, the chief aim of that order was to give room for good things to run wild.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “The object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “The supreme adventure is being BORN.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “Romance is the combination of something that is strange with something that is secure.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “Nine out of ten of what we call new ideas are simply old mistakes.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “These are the days when the Christian is expected to praise every creed except his own.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “I believe in preaching to the converted; for I have generally found that the converted do not understand their own religion.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “Islam was something like a Christian heresy. The early heresies had been full of mad reversals and evasions of the Incarnation, rescuing their Jesus from the reality of his body even at the expense of the sincerity of his soul.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “America is the only country ever founded on a creed.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “Progress is Providence without God. That is, it is a theory that everything has always perpetually gone right by accident. It is a sort of atheistic optimism, based on an everlasting coincidence far more miraculous than a miracle.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “Man is more himself, man is more manlike, when joy is the fundamental thing in him, and grief the superficial. Melancholy should be an innocent interlude, a tender and fugitive frame of mind; praise should be the permanent pulsation of the soul.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “All science, even the divine science, is a sublime detective story. Only it is not set to detect why a man is dead; but the darker secret of why he is alive.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “We do not need to get good laws to restrain bad people. We need to get good people to restrain us from bad laws.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “Freethinkers are occasionally thoughtful, though never free.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “Plato was right, but not quite right.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “All real democracy is an attempt like that of a jolly hostess to bring the shy people out.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “I never could see anything wrong in sensationalism; and I am sure our society is suffering more from secrecy than from flamboyant revelations.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “Whether a man chooses to tell the truth in long sentences or short jokes is a problem analogous to whether he chooses to tell the truth in French or in German.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “One may understand the cosmos, but never the ego; the self is more distant than any star.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “The disadvantage of men not knowing the past is that they do not know the present. History is a hill or high point of vantage, from which alone men see the town in which they live or the age in which they are living.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “Evil always wins through the strength of its splendid dupes; and there has in all ages been a disastrous alliance between abnormal innocence and abnormal sin.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “The only way to be sure of catching a train is to miss the one before it.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “Life is not an illogicality; yet it is a trap for logicians. It looks just a little more mathematical and regular than it is; its exactitude is obvious, but its inexactitude is hidden; its wildness lies in wait.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “Family is the theatre of the spiritual drama, the place where things happen, especially the things that matter.”
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