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Gilbert K. Chesterton QUOTES

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And when it rains on your parade, look up rather than down. Without the rain, there... - Gilbert K. Chesterton

And when it rains on your parade, look up rather than down. Without the rain, there...

Gilbert K. Chesterton

The Bible tells us to love our neighbors, and also to love our enemies; probably because generally they are the same people.

Gilbert K. Chesterton
Man is not merely an evolution but rather a revolution. - Gilbert K. Chesterton

Man is not merely an evolution but rather a revolution.

Gilbert K. Chesterton
Literature is a luxury; fiction is a necessity. - Gilbert K. Chesterton

Literature is a luxury; fiction is a necessity.

Gilbert K. Chesterton
My life is passed in making bad jokes and seeing them turn into true prophecies. - Gilbert K. Chesterton

My life is passed in making bad jokes and seeing them turn into true prophecies.

Gilbert K. Chesterton
Marriage halves our griefs, doubles our joys, and quadruples our expenses - Gilbert K. Chesterton

Marriage halves our griefs, doubles our joys, and quadruples our expenses

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One of the great disadvantages of hurry is that it takes such a long time. - Gilbert K. Chesterton

One of the great disadvantages of hurry is that it takes such a long time.

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Some men never feel small, but these are the few men who are. - Gilbert K. Chesterton

Some men never feel small, but these are the few men who are.

Gilbert K. Chesterton

The strong can not be brave. Only the weak can be brave; and yet again, in practice, only those who can be brave can be trusted, in time of doubt, to be strong.

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Romance is the deepest thing in life. It is deeper than reality. - Gilbert K. Chesterton

Romance is the deepest thing in life. It is deeper than reality.

Gilbert K. Chesterton

The human race, to which so many of my readers belong, has been playing at children's games from the beginning, and will probably do it till the end, which is a nuisance for the few people who grow up.

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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.

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The object of a new year is not that we should have a new year, but rather that we should have a new soul.

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The idea of private property universal but private, the idea of families free but still families, of domesticity democratic but still domestic, of one man one house - this remains the real vision and magnet of mankind. The world may accept something more official and general, less human and intimate. But the world will be like a broken-hearted woman who makes a humdrum marriage because she may not make a happy one; Socialism may be the world's deliverance, but it is not the world's desire.

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The only way to be sure of catching a train is to miss the one before it. - Gilbert K. Chesterton

The only way to be sure of catching a train is to miss the one before it.

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The poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese. - Gilbert K. Chesterton

The poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese.

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The object of a New Year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul and a new nose; new feet, a new backbone, new ears, and new eyes. Unless a particular man made New Year resolutions, he would make no resolutions. Unless a man starts afresh about things, he will certainly do nothing effective.

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The simple sense of wonder at the shapes of things, and at their exuberant independence of our intellectual standards and our trivial definitions, is the basis of spirituality.

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The true object of all human life is play. Earth is a task garden; heaven is a playground. - Gilbert K. Chesterton

The true object of all human life is play. Earth is a task garden; heaven is a playground.

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The traveler sees what he sees, the tourist sees what he has come to see. - Gilbert K. Chesterton

The traveler sees what he sees, the tourist sees what he has come to see.

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There are those who hate Christianity and call their hatred an all-embracing love for all religions. - Gilbert K. Chesterton

There are those who hate Christianity and call their hatred an all-embracing love for all religions.

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The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.

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The true object of human life is play. - Gilbert K. Chesterton

The true object of human life is play.

Gilbert K. Chesterton
There are a good many fools who call me a friend, and also a good many friends who call me a fool. - Gilbert K. Chesterton

There are a good many fools who call me a friend, and also a good many friends who call me a fool.

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The world will never starve for want of wonders; but only for want of wonder. - Gilbert K. Chesterton

The world will never starve for want of wonders; but only for want of wonder.

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