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Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “What people call impartiality may simply mean indifference, and what people call partiality may simply mean mental activity.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “Because our expression is imperfect we need friendship to fill up the imperfections.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “All but the hard hearted man must be torn with pity for this pathetic dilemma of the rich man, who has to keep the poor man just stout enough to do the work and just thin enough to have to do it.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “By experts in poverty I do not mean sociologists, but poor men.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “The difference between the poet and the mathematician is that the poet tries to get his head into the heavens while the mathematician tries to get the heavens into his head.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “The decay of society is praised by artists as the decay of a corpse is praised by worms.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “If the world becomes pagan and perishes, the last man left alive would do well to quote the Iliad and die.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “If there is one thing worse than the modern weakening of major morals it is the modern strengthening of minor morals.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “At the back of our brains is a blaze of astonishment at our own existence. The object of the artistic and spiritual life is to dig for this sunrise of wonder.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “Progress should mean that we are always changing the world to fit the vision, instead we are always changing the vision.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “The greatest political storm flutters only a fringe of humanity. But an ordinary man and an ordinary woman and their ordinary children literally alter the destiny of nations.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “In a world where everything is ridiculous, nothing can be ridiculed. You cannot unmask a mask.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “And Noah he often said to his wife when he sat down to dine, “I don’t care where the water goes if it doesn’t get into the wine.””
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “Evil comes at leisure like the disease. Good comes in a hurry like the doctor.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “Democracy is reproached with saying that the majority is always right. But progress says that the minority is always right.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “The real great man is the man who makes every man feel great.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “The lunatic is the man who lives in a small world but thinks it is a large one; he is the man who lives in a tenth of the truth, and thinks it is the whole. The madman cannot conceive any cosmos outside a certain tale or conspiracy or vision.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “Where does a wise man kick a pebble? On the beach. Where does a wise man hide a leaf? In the forest.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “If you argue with a madman, it is extremely probable that you will get the worst of it; for in many ways his mind moves all the quicker for not being delayed by the things that go with good judgment.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “Classic literature is still something that hangs in the air like a song.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “A man looking at a hippopotamus may sometimes be tempted to regard a hippopotamus as an enormous mistake; but he is also bound to confess that a fortunate inferiority prevents him personally from making such mistakes.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “Aristocracy: government by the badly educated.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “Progress is a comparative of which we have not settled the superlative.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “My attitude toward progress has passed from antagonism to boredom. I have long ceased to argue with people who prefer Thursday to Wednesday because it is Thursday.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “The Mass is very long and tiresome unless one loves God.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “I may not practice what I preach but God forbid I should preach what I practice.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “A feminist is someone who loathes being a woman and who dislikes the chief feminine characteristics.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “I am not fighting a hopeless fight. People who have fought in real fights don’t, as a rule.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “The Devil’s walking parody; On all four-footed things.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “A man imagines a happy marriage as a marriage of love; even if he makes fun of marriages that are without love, or feels sorry for lovers who are without marriage.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “Unless a man starts afresh about things, he will certainly do nothing effective. Unless a man starts on the strange assumption that he has never existed before, it is quite certain that he will never exist afterwards.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “It’s not the world that’s got so much worse but the news coverage that’s got so much better.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “The word good has many meanings...”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “If you happen to read fairy tales, you will observe that one idea runs from one end of them to the other – the idea that peace and happiness can only exist on some condition. This idea, which is the core of ethics, is the core of the nursery-tales.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “A good man’s work is effected by doing what he does, a woman’s by being what she is.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “Art is the signature of man.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “People generally quarrel because they cannot argue.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “The poetry of art is in beholding the single tower; the poetry of nature in seeing the single tree; the poetry of love in following the single woman; the poetry of religion in worshipping the single star.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “Chastity does not mean abstention from sexual wrong; it means something flaming, like Joan of Arc.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “Daybreak is a never-ending glory; getting out of bed is a never ending nuisance.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “One elephant having a trunk was odd; but all elephants having trunks looked like a plot.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “All architecture is great architecture after sunset; perhaps architecture is really a nocturnal art, like the art of fireworks.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “A tragedy means always a mans struggle with that which is stronger than man.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “Do not look at the faces in the illustrated papers. Look at the faces in the street.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “In the modern conflict between the Smile and the Laugh, I am all in favor of laughing. The recent stage of culture and criticism might very well be summed up as the men who smile criticizing the men who laugh.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “We are Christians and Catholics not because we worship a key, but because we have passed a door; and felt the wind that is the trumpet of liberty blow over the land of the living.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “A crown of roses is also a crown of thorns.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “Whatever the word “great” means, Dickens was what it means.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means government by the badly educated.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “We call a man a bigot or a slave of dogma because he is a thinker who has thought thoroughly and to a definite end.”
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