Gilbert Keith Chesterton Quotes

There is only one thing that it requires real courage to say, and that is a truism.

Gilbert Keith 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.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

The simplification of anything is always sensational.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Impartiality is a pompous name for indifference, which is an elegant name for ignorance.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

All things are from God; and above all, reason and imagination and the great gifts of the mind. They are good in themselves; and we must not altogether forget their origin even in their perversion.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

A dead thing can go with the stream, but only a living thing can go against it.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

If you convey to a woman that something ought to be done, there is always a dreadful danger that she will suddenly do it.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

The most incredible thing about miracles is that they happen.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Moderate strength is shown in violence, supreme strength is shown in levity.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Angels can fly because they take themselves lightly.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

A sober man may become a drunkard through being a coward. A brave man may become a coward through being a drunkard.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

A good novel tells us the truth about its hero; but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Without education, we are in a horrible and deadly danger of taking educated people seriously.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

What embitters the world is not excess of criticism, but absence of self-criticism.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

When a politician is in opposition he is an expert on the means to some end; and when he is in office he is an expert on the obstacles to it.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton
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