Gilbert Keith Chesterton (29 May 1874 – 14 June 1936), better known as G. K. Chesterton, was an English writer, poet, philosopher, dramatist, journalist, orator, lay theologian, biographer, and literary and art critic. Chesterton is often referred to as the "prince of paradox".
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Science in the modern world has many uses, its chief use however is to provide long words to cover the errors of the rich.
Ritual will always mean throwing away something: destroying our corn or wine upon the altar of our gods.
True contentment is a thing as active as agriculture. It is the power of getting out of any situation all that there is in it. It is arduous and it is rare.
Compromise used to mean that half a loaf was better than no bread. Among modern statesmen it really seems to mean that half a loaf, is better than a whole loaf.
Journalism is popular but it is popular mainly as fiction. Life is one world and life seen in the newspapers is another.
Music with dinner is an insult both to the cook and the violinist.
Women prefer to talk in twos while men prefer to talk in threes.
All slang is metaphor and all metaphor is poetry.
The aim of life is appreciation, there is no sense in not appreciating things, and there is no sense in having more of them if you have less appreciation of them.