Gilbert K. Chesterton

Gilbert K. Chesterton

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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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.

A man who says that no patriot should attack the war until it is over... is saying no good son should warn his mother of a cliff until she has fallen.

Drink because you are happy but never because you are miserable.

Men feel that cruelty to the poor is a kind of cruelty to animals. They never feel that it is an injustice to equals, nay it is treachery to comrades.

A room without books is like a body without a soul.

Buddhism is not a creed it is a doubt.

The greenhorn is the ultimate victor in everything, it is he that gets the most out of life.

I regard golf as an expensive way of playing marbles.

The word "good" has many meanings. For example if a man were to shoot his grandmother at a range of five hundred yards I should call him a good shot but not necessarily a good man.

Youth is the period in which a man can be hopeless. The end of every episode is the end of the world. But the power of hoping through everything the knowledge that the soul survives its adventures that great inspiration comes to the middle-aged.

Christianity has not been tried and found wanting, it has been found difficult and not tried.

It isn't that they can't see the solution. It is that they can't see the problem.

A businessman is the only man who is forever apologizing for his occupation.

Happy is he who still loves something he loved in the nursery: He has not been broken in two by time, he is not two men but one and he has saved not only his soul but his life.

And when it rains on your parade look up rather than down. Without the rain there would be no rainbow.

The ordinary scientific man is strictly a sentimentalist. He is a sentimentalist in this essential sense that he is soaked and swept away by mere associations.

With any recovery from morbidity there must go a certain healthy humiliation.

And they that rule in England in stately conclaves met alas alas for England they have no graves as yet.

One sees great things from the valley, only small things from the peak.

The family is the test of freedom, because the family is the only thing that the free man makes for himself and by himself.

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