Gilbert K. Chesterton Quotes

A man can never quite understand a boy, even when he has been a boy.

Gilbert K. Chesterton

Buddhism is not a creed, it is a doubt.

Gilbert 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.

Gilbert K. Chesterton

If you do not understand a man you cannot crush him. And if you do understand him, very probably you will not.

Gilbert K. Chesterton

People generally quarrel because they cannot argue.

Gilbert 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.

Gilbert K. Chesterton

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

Gilbert K. Chesterton

We make our friends; we make our enemies; but God makes our next-door neighbour.

Gilbert K. Chesterton

The honest poor can sometimes forget poverty. The honest rich can never forget it.

Gilbert K. Chesterton

The paradox of courage is that a man must be a little careless of his life even in order to keep it.

Gilbert K. Chesterton

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.

Gilbert K. Chesterton

Literature is a luxury; fiction is a necessity.

Gilbert K. Chesterton

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