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Silence is the unbearable repartee ~ G. K. Chesterton

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 ~ G. K. Chesterton

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

The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting. It has been found difficult; and left untried ~ G.K. Chesterton

The cosmos is about the smallest hole that a man can hide his head in ~ G. K. Chesterton

The family is the test of freedom; because the family is the only thing that the free man makes for himself and by himself ~ G. K. Chesterton

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 ~ G. K. Chesterton

The man who throws a bomb is an artist, because he prefers a great moment to everything ~ G. K. Chesterton

The most dangerous criminal now is the entirely lawless modern philosopher. Compared to him, burglars and bigamists are essentially moral men ~ G. K. Chesterton

The object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid ~ G. K. Chesterton



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The only defensible war is a war of defense ~ G. K. Chesterton

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

The people who are the most bigoted are the people who have  no convictions at all ~ G. K. Chesterton

The perplexity of life arises from there being too many interesting things in it for us to be interested properly in any of them ~ G. K. Chesterton

The poet only asks to get his head into the heavens. It is the logician who seeks to get the heavens into his head. And it is his head that splits ~ G. K. Chesterton

The poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese ~ G.K. Chesterton

The poor have sometimes objected to being governed badly; the rich have always objected to being governed at all ~ G. K. Chesterton

The purpose of Compulsory Education is to deprive the common people of their commonsense ~ G. K. Chesterton

The reason angels can fly is because they take themselves lightly ~ G.K. Chesterton

The simplification of anything is always sensational ~ G. K. Chesterton



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The thing I hate about an argument is that it always interrupts a discussion ~ G. K. Chesterton

The traveler sees what he sees. The tourist sees what he has come to see ~ G.K. Chesterton

The trouble with always trying to preserve the health of the body is that it is so difficult to do without destroying the health of the mind ~ G. K. Chesterton

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

The vulgar man is always the most distinguished, for the very desire to be distinguished is vulgar ~ G. K. Chesterton

The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost ~ G. K. Chesterton

The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one’s own country as a foreign land ~ G.K. Chesterton

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 ~ G.K. Chesterton

There are no rules of architecture for a castle in the clouds ~ G. K. Chesterton

There are no uninteresting things, only uninterested people ~ G.K. Chesterton



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