Gilbert Keith Chesterton Quotes

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

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

We ought to see far enough into a hypocrite to see even his sincerity.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

A new philosophy generally means in practice the praise of some old vice.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

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

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means government by the badly educated

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Literature is a luxury; fiction is a necessity.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Journalism is popular, but it is popular mainly as fiction. Life is one world, and life seen in the newspapers is another..

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

There are no uninteresting things, there are only uninterested people.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

An artist will betray himself by some sort of sincerity.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Men may keep a sort of level of good, but no man has ever been able to keep on one level of evil.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Silver is sometimes more valuable than gold, that is, in large quantities.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

If a thing is worth doing, it is worth doing badly.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

It is always the humble man who talks too much; the proud man watches himself too closely.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Not only is suicide a sin, it is the sin. It is the ultimate and absolute evil, the refusal to take an interest in existence; the refusal to take the oath of loyalty to life. The man who kills a man, kills a man. The man who kills himself, kills all men. As far as he is concerned he wipes out the world.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

There is a great man who makes every man feel small. But the real great man is the man who makes every man feel great.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton
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