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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A new philosophy generally means in practice the praise of some old vice.
The honest poor can sometimes forget poverty. The honest rich can never forget it.
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.
When we really worship anything we love not only its clearness but its obscurity. We exult in its very invisibility.
Fable is more historical than fact because fact tells us about one man and fable tells us about a million men.
Thieves respect property. They merely wish the property to become their property that they may more perfectly respect it.
Brave men are all vertebrates, they have their softness on the surface and their toughness in the middle.
What people call impartiality may simply mean indifference and what people call partiality may simply mean mental activity.