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There are no wise few. Every aristocracy that has ever existed has behaved, in all essential points, exactly like a small mob ~ G. K. Chesterton

There are two ways to get enough. One is to continue to accumulate more and more. The other is to desire less ~ G.K. Chesterton

There is a great deal of difference between an eager man who wants to read a book and the tired man who wants a book to read ~ G. K. Chesterton

There is but an inch of difference between a cushioned chamber and a padded cell ~ G. K. Chesterton

There is nothing the matter with Americans except their ideals. The real American is all right; it is the ideal American who is all wrong ~ G.K. Chesterton

There is the great lesson of 'Beauty and the Beast,' that a thing must be loved before it is lovable ~ G.K. Chesterton

There nearly always is a method in madness. It's what drives men mad, being methodical ~ G. K. Chesterton

These are the days when Christians are expected to praise every creed except his own ~ G.K. Chesterton

Thieves respect property. They merely wish the property to become their property that they may more perfectly respect it ~ G.K. Chesterton

Those thinkers who cannot believe in any gods often assert that the love of humanity would be in itself sufficient for them; and so, perhaps, it would, if they had it ~ G. K. Chesterton



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To have a right to do a thing is not at all the same as to be right in doing it ~ G. K. Chesterton

To love means loving the unlovable. To forgive means pardoning the unpardonable. Faith means believing the unbelievable. Hope means hoping when everything seems hopeless ~ G. K. Chesterton

Tolerance is the virtue of the man without convictions ~ G. K. Chesterton

Tradition means giving votes to the most obscure of all classes, our ancestors. It is the democracy of the dead. Tradition refuses to submit to the small and arrogant oligarchy of those who merely happen to be walking about G.K. Chesterton

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 ~ G. K. Chesterton

Truth, of course, must of necessity be stranger than fiction, for we have made fiction to suit ourselves ~ G.K. Chesterton

We are all in the same boat, in a stormy sea, and we owe each other a terrible loyalty ~ G.K. Chesterton

We make our friends; we make our enemies; but God makes our next door neighbour ~ G. K. Chesterton

What people call impartiality may simply mean indifference, and what people call partiality may simply mean mental activity ~ G. K. Chesterton

When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude ~ G. K. Chesterton



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When we really worship anything, we love not only its clearness but its obscurity. We exult in its very invisibility ~ G. K. Chesterton

When we were children we were grateful to those who filled our stockings at Christmas time. Why are we not grateful to God for filling our stockings with legs? ~ G. K. Chesterton

White... is not a mere absence of colour; it is a shining and affirmative thing, as fierce as red, as definite as black... God paints in many colours; but He never paints so gorgeously, I had almost said so gaudily, as when He paints in white ~ G. K. Chesterton

Without education we are in a horrible and deadly danger of taking educated people seriously ~ G. K. Chesterton

You can never have a revolution in order to establish a democracy. You must have a democracy in order to have a revolution ~ G. K. Chesterton

You can only find truth with logic if you have already found truth without it ~ G. K. Chesterton

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 ~ G. K. Chesterton



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