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Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “People that insist upon drinking and driving, are putting the quart before the hearse.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “Madness does not come by breaking out, but by giving in; by settling down in some dirty, little, self-repeating circle of ideas; by being tamed.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “Love means to love that which is unlovable; or it is no virtue at all.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “He must not merely cling to life, for then he will be a coward, and will not escape. He must not merely wait for death, for then he will be a suicide, and will not escape. He must seek his life in a spirit of furious indifference to it.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “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.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “Do not free a camel of the burden of his hump; you may be freeing him from being a camel.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “All things are from God; and above all, reason and imagination and the great gifts of the mind. They are good in themselves; and we must not altogether forget their origin even in their perversion.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “Men invent new ideals because they dare not attempt old ideals. They look forward with enthusiasm, because they are afraid to look back.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “Every act of will is an act of self-limitation. To desire action is to desire limitation. In that sense, every act is an act of self-sacrifice. When you choose anything, you reject everything else.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “The repetition in Nature may not be a mere recurrence; it may be a theatrical encore.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “Idolatry is committed, not merely by setting up false gods, but also by setting up false devils; by making men afraid of war or alcohol, or economic law, when they should be afraid of spiritual corruption and cowardice.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “Coincidences are spiritual puns.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “He is a very shallow critic who cannot see an eternal rebel in the heart of a conservative.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “I would give a woman not more rights, but more privileges. Instead of sending her to seek such freedom as notoriously prevails in banks and factories, I would design specially a house in which she can be free.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “Reason is always a kind of brute force; those who appeal to the head rather than the heart, however pallid and polite, are necessarily men of violence. We speak of ‘touching’ a man’s heart, but we can do nothing to his head but hit it.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “For Scotland has a double dose of the poison called heredity; the sense of blood in the aristocrat, the sense of doom in the Calvinist.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “Take not thy thunder from us, but take away our pride.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “He who has no sympathy with myths has no sympathy with men.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “Price is a crazy and incalculable thing, while Value is an intrinsic and indestructible thing.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “The mind that finds its way to wild places is the poet’s; but the mind that never finds its way back is the lunatic’s.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “The simplification of anything is always sensational.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “A good Moslem king was one who was strict in religion, valiant in battle, just in giving judgment among his people, but not one who had the slightest objection in international matters to removing his neighbour’s landmark.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “The pure modernist is merely a snob; he cannot bear to be a month behind the fashion.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “There’d be a lot less scandal if people didn’t idealize sin and pose as sinners.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “I am going to hold a pistol to the head of the Modern Man. But I shall not use it to kill him–only to bring him to life.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “The great majority of people will go on observing forms that cannot be explained; they will keep Christmas Day with Christmas gifts and Christmas benedictions; they will continue to do it; and some day suddenly wake up and discover why.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “I should say that psycho-analysis was confession without absolution.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “If we could destroy custom at a blow and see the stars as a child sees them, we should need no other apocalypse.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “Nine times out of ten it is the coarse word that condemns an evil, and the refined word that excuses it.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “Mr. McCabe thinks that I am not serious but only funny, because Mr. McCabe thinks that funny is the opposite of serious. Funny is the opposite of not funny and nothing else.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “The hands that had made the sun and stars were too small to reach the huge heads of the cattle. Upon this paradox, we might almost say upon this jest, all the literature of our faith is founded.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “Nothing taken for granted; everything received with gratitude; everything passed on with grace.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “To be simple is the best thing in the world; to be modest is the next best thing. I am not sure about being quiet.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “When a man ceases to believe in god, he does not believe in nothing. He believes in everything.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “The most important fact about the subject of education is that there is no such thing. Education is not a subject and it does not deal in subjects. It is instead the transfer of a way of life.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “Unless a man becomes the enemy of an evil, he will not even become its slave but rather its champion.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “Time and again, the Faith has to all appearances gone to the dogs. But each time, it was the dog that died.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “Democracy is like blowing your nose. You may not do it well, but it’s something you ought to do yourself.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “Adventure is the champagne of life, but I prefer my champagne and my adventures dry.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “There is a road from the eye to the heart that does not go through the intellect. Men do not quarrel about the meaning of sunsets; they never dispute that the hawthorn says the best and wittiest thing about the spring.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “Real development is not leaving things behind, as on a road, but drawing life from them, as from a root.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “Women have a thirst for order and beauty as for something physical; there is a strange female power of hating ugliness and waste as good men can only hate sin and bad men virtue.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “Romance is the deepest thing in life. It is deeper than reality.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “Exactly at the instant when hope ceases to be reasonable it begins to be useful.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “If I had only one sermon to preach it would be a sermon against pride.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “There are no words to express the abyss between isolation and having one ally. It may be conceded to the mathematician that four is twice two. But two is not twice one; two is two thousand times one.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “Truth is sacred; and if you tell the truth too often nobody will believe it.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “Imagination does not breed insanity. Exactly what does breed insanity is reason. Poets do not go mad, but chess players do.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “Sticking to one woman is a small price to pay for so much as having seen one woman.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “Life exists for the love of music or beautiful things.”
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