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Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “The family is the test of freedom; because the family is the only thing that the free man makes for himself and by himself.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “War is not the best way of settling differences; it is the only way of preventing their being settled for you.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “The beautification of the world is not a work of nature, but a work of art, then it involves an artist.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “There is a great deal of difference between an eager man who wants to read a book and the tired man who wants a book to read.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “Dogma does not mean the absence of thought, but the end of thought.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “They have invented a phrase, a phrase that is a black and white contradiction in two words – ‘free-love’ – as if a lover ever had been, or ever could be, free.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “Government has become ungovernable; that is, it cannot leave off governing. Law has become lawless; that is, it cannot see where laws should stop. The chief feature of our time is the meekness of the mob and the madness of the government.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “The Catholic Church is the only thing that saves man from the degrading slavery of being a child of his age.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “The honest poor can sometimes forget poverty. The honest rich can never forget it.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “Those who leave the tradition of truth do not escape into something which we call Freedom. They only escape into something else, which we call Fashion.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “If men will not be governed by the Ten Commandments, they shall be governed by the ten thousand commandments.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “There are an infinity of angles at which one falls, only one at which one stands.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “I am a journalist and have no earthly motives except curiosity and personal vanity.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “Reason is itself a matter of faith. It is an act of faith to assert that our thoughts have any relation to reality at all.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “I am more than a devil; I am a man. I can do the one thing which Satan himself cannot do – I can die.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “Self-denial is the test and definition of self-government.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “The fatal metaphor of progress, which means leaving things behind us, has utterly obscured the real idea of growth, which means leaving things inside us.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “There are no new lies, no new heresies. Man is simply not that creative.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “But we are the people of England; and we have not spoken yet. Smile at us, pay us, pass us. But do not quite forget.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “To the humble man, and to the humble man alone, the sun is really a sun; to the humble man, and to the humble man alone, the sea is really a sea.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “It is absurd for the Evolutionist to complain that it is unthinkable for an admittedly unthinkable God to make everything out of nothing, and then pretend that it is more thinkable that nothing should turn itself into everything.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “Truth, of course, must of necessity be stranger than fiction, for we have made fiction to suit ourselves.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “We are learning to do a great many clever things. The next great task will be to learn not to do them.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “Happy is he who still loves something he loved in the nursery: He has not been broken in two by time; he is not two men, but one, and he has saved not only his soul but his life.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “Surprise is the secret of joy.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “Moderate strength is shown in violence, supreme strength is shown in levity.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “All democrats object to men being disqualified by the accident of birth; tradition objects to their being disqualified by the accident of death.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “And though St. John saw many strange monsters in his vision, he saw no creature so wild as one of his own commentators.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “Theology is simply that part of religion that requires brains.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “When we were children we were grateful to those who filled our stockings at Christmas time. Why are we not grateful to God for filling our stockings with legs?”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “One of the great disadvantages of hurry is that it takes such a long time.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “In prosperity, our friends know us. In adversity, we know our friends.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “Journalism largely consists of saying ‘Lord Jones is Dead’ to people who never knew that Lord Jones was alive.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “Agnostic is the Greek word, for the Latin word, for ignorant.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “I left the fairy tales lying on the floor of the nursery, and I have not found any books so sensible since.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “Truth can understand error, but error cannot understand truth.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “Thinking means connecting things, and stops if they cannot be connected.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “And all over the world, the old literature, the popular literature, is the same. It consists of very dignified sorrow and very undignified fun. Its sad tales are of broken hearts; its happy tales are of broken heads.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “Catholic doctrine and discipline may be walls; but they are the walls of a playground.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “Thieves respect property. They merely wish the property to become their property that they may more perfectly respect it.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “When you break the big laws, you do not get liberty; you do not even get anarchy. You get the small laws.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “Man is an exception, whatever else he is. If he is not the image of God, then he is a disease of the dust. If it is not true that a divine being fell, then we can only say that one of the animals went entirely off its head.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “Customs are generally unselfish. Habits are nearly always selfish.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “You can only find truth with logic if you have already found truth without it.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “A yawn is a silent shout.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “The comedy of man survives the tragedy of man.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers. In the perfect stranger we perceive man himself; the image of a God is not disguised by resemblances to an uncle or doubts of wisdom of a mustache.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “My life is passed in making bad jokes and seeing them turn into true prophecies.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “The real pleasure-seeking is the combination of luxury and austerity in such a way that the luxury can really be felt.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “Buddhism is not a creed, it is a doubt.”
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