G.K. Chesterton Quotes

The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost.

G.K. Chesterton

Journalism largely consists in saying "Lord Jones is dead" to people who never knew Lord Jones was alive.

G.K. Chesterton

Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another.

G.K. Chesterton

Christianity is the only religion on earth that has felt that omnipotence made God incomplete. Christianity alone has felt that God, to be wholly God must be a rebel as well as a king.

G.K. Chesterton

And we were angry and poor and happy,And proud of seeing our names in print.

G.K. Chesterton

The poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese

G.K. Chesterton

The way to love anything is to realize that it may be lost.

G.K. Chesterton

A stiff apology is a second insult.... The injured party does not want to be compensated because he has been wronged; he wants to be healed because he has been hurt.

G.K. Chesterton

The wine they drink in Paradise they make in Haute Lorraine.

G.K. Chesterton

The traveler sees what he sees, the tourist sees what he has come to see.

G.K. Chesterton

Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die.

G.K. Chesterton

Literature is a luxury; fiction is a necessity.

G.K. Chesterton

The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost.

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

Children are innocent and love justice, while most adults are wicked and prefer mercy.

G.K. Chesterton
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