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Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “Grey is a colour that always seems on the eve of changing to some other colour.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “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.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “If you do not understand a man you cannot crush him. And if you do understand him, very probably you will not.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “I believe in getting into hot water; it keeps you clean.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “I have known many happy marriages, but never a compatible one. The whole aim of marriage is to fight through and survive the instant when incompatibility becomes unquestionable. For a man and a woman, as such, are incompatible.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “Civilization has run on ahead of the soul of man, and is producing faster than he can think and give thanks.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “The rich are the scum of the earth in every country.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “Art is born when the temporary touches the eternal.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “All true friendliness begins with fire and food and drink and the recognition of rain or frost.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “What is called matriarchy is simply moral anarchy, in which the mother alone remains fixed because all the fathers are fugitive and irresponsible.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “There are no words to express the abyss between isolation and having one ally.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “If I did not believe in God, I should still want my doctor, my lawyer and my banker to do so.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “And it is always the humble man who talks too much; the proud man watches himself too closely.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “A great man knows he is not God, and the greater he is the better he knows it.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “The men of the East may spell the stars, And times and triumphs mark, But the men signed of the cross of Christ Go gaily in the dark.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “Cruelty is, perhaps, the worst kid of sin. Intellectual cruelty is certainly the worst kind of cruelty.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “Brave men are all vertebrates; they have their softness on the surface and their toughness in the middle.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “Science must not impose any philosophy, any more than the telephone must tell us what to say.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “The eagle has no liberty; he only has loneliness.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “Making the landlord and the tenant the same person has certain advantages, as that the tenant pays no rent, while the landlord does a little work.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “Lying in bed would be an altogether perfect and supreme experience if only one had a colored pencil long enough to draw on the ceiling.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “Only men to whom the family is sacred will ever have a standard or a status by which to criticize the State. They alone can appeal to something more holy than the gods of the city.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “The perplexity of life arises from there being too many interesting things in it for us to be interested properly in any of them.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “Virtue is not the absence of vices or the avoidance of moral dangers; virtue is a vivid and separate thing, like pain or a particular smell.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “Fairy tales say that apples were golden only to refresh the forgotten moment when we found that they were green. They make rivers run with wine only to make us remember, for one wild moment, that they run with water.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “Do not, I beseech you be troubled by the increase of forces already in dissolution. You have mistake the hour of the night: it is already morning.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “The function of the imagination is not to make strange things settled, so much as to make settled things strange.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “The artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs. It is a disease which arises from men no having sufficient power of expression to utter and get rid of the element of art in their being.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “All men are ordinary men; the extraordinary men are those who know it.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “Stated baldly, charity certainly means one of two things–pardoning unpardonable acts, or loving unlovable people.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “Idolatry is when you worship what you should use, and use what you should worship.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “A puritan is a person who pours righteous indignation into the wrong things.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “There is nothing so weak, for working purposes, as this enormous importance attached to immediate victory. There is nothing that fails like success.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “The paradox of courage is that a man must be a little careless of his life even in order to keep it.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “It may not be automatic necessity that makes all daisies alike; it may be that God makes every daisy separately, but has never gotten tired of making them.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “The greenhorn is the ultimate victor in everything; it is he that gets the most out of life.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “A cosmic philosophy is not constructed to fit a man; a cosmic philosophy is constructed to fit a cosmos. A man can no more possess a private religion than he can possess a private sun and moon.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “The aesthete aims at harmony rather than beauty. If his hair does not match the mauve sunset against which he is standing, he hurriedly dyes his hair another shade of mauve. If his wife does not go with the wall-paper, he gets a divorce.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “Modern nature-worship is all upside down. Trees and fields ought to be the ordinary things; terraces and temples ought to be extraordinary. I am on the side of the man who lives in the country and wants to go to London.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “If a man does not talk to himself, it is because he is not worth talking to.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “The rolling stone rolls echoing from rock to rock; but the rolling stone is dead. The moss is silent because the moss is alive.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “It’s the first effect of not believing in God that you lose your common sense.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “Just at present you only see the tree by the light of the lamp. I wonder when you would ever see the lamp by the light of the tree.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “An artist will betray himself by some sort of sincerity.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “The home is not the one tame place in the world of adventure. It is the one wild place in the world of rules and set tasks.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “The center of every man’s existence is a dream.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “Eugenics asserts that all men must be so stupid that they cannot manage their own affairs; and also so clever that they can manage each other’s.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “Like every book I never wrote, it is by far the best book I have ever written.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “The aim of good prose words is to mean what they say. The aim of good poetical words is to mean what they do not say.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton Quote: “The purpose of Compulsory Education is to deprive the common people of their commonsense.”
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