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It is the test of a good religion whether you can joke about it ~ G. K. Chesterton

It isn't that they can't see the solution. It is that they can't see the problem ~ G. K. Chesterton

It seems a pity that psychology has destroyed all our knowledge of human nature ~ G.K. Chesterton

I've searched all the parks in all the cities and found no statues of committees ~ G. K. Chesterton

Journalism largely consists in saying “Lord Jones is dead” to people who never knew Lord Jones was alive ~ G.K. Chesterton

Just going to church does not make you a Christian any more than standing in your garage makes you a car ~ G.K. Chesterton

Leisure is being allowed to do nothing ~ G. K. Chesterton

Let your religion be less of a theory and more of a love affair ~ G. K. Chesterton

Life exists for the love of music or beautiful things ~ G. K. Chesterton

Literature is a luxury; fiction is a necessity ~ G. K. Chesterton



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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 ~ G. K. Chesterton

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 ~ G. K. Chesterton

Man is an exception, whatever else he is. If he is not the image of God, then he is a disease of the dust. If it is not true that a divine being fell, then we can only say that one of the animals went entirely off its head ~ G. K. Chesterton

Man must have enough faith in himself to have adventures, and just enough doubtof himself to enjoy them ~ G.K. Chesterton

Man seems to be capable of great virtues but not of small virtues; capable of defying his torturer but not of keeping his temper ~ G. K. Chesterton

Marriage is an adventure, like going to war ~ G. K. Chesterton

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 ~ G. K. Chesterton

Merely having an open mind is nothing. The object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid ~ G. K. Chesterton

Music with dinner is an insult both to the cook and the violinist ~ G. K. Chesterton

"My country, right or wrong" is a thing no patriot would ever think of saying except in a desperate case. It is like saying "My mother, drunk or sober" ~ G. K. Chesterton



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Never invoke the gods unless you really want them to appear. It annoys them very much ~ G. K. Chesterton

One may understand the cosmos, but never the ego; the self is more distant than any star ~ G. K. Chesterton

One sees great things from the valley; only small things from the peak ~ G. K. Chesterton

Our age is obviously the "Nonsense Age". The wiser sort of nonsense being provided for the children and the sillier sort of nonsense for the grown-up people ~ G.K. Chesterton

People generally quarrel because they cannot argue ~ G. K. Chesterton

People wonder why the novel is the most popular form of literature; people wonder why it is read more than books of science or books of metaphysics. The reason is very simple; it is merely that the novel is more true than they are ~ G.K. Chesterton

Psychoanalysis is confession without absolution ~ G.K. Chesterton

Religious liberty might be supposed to mean that everybody is free to discuss religion. In practice it means that hardly anybody is allowed to mention it ~ G.K. Chesterton

Ritual will always mean throwing away something: destroying our corn or wine upon the altar of our gods ~ G. K. Chesterton

Science may not impose any philosophy, any more than the telephone must tell us what to say ~ G.K. Chesterton



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