Gilbert keith chesterton Quotes

How you think when you lose determines how long it will be until you win.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

He is only a very shallow critic who cannot see an eternal rebel in the heart of the Conservative.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Men are moved most by their religion; especially when it is irreligion.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

It is a quaint comment on the notion that the English are practical and the French merely visionary, that we were rebels in arts while they were rebels in arms.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

By all men bond to Nothing, Being slaves without a lord, By one blind idiot world obeyed, Too blind to be abhorred.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

To be clever enough to get all that money, one must be stupid enough to want it.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

If you know what a man's doing, get in front of him; but if you want to guess what he's doing keep behind him.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Fairyland is nothing but the sunny country of common sense.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Materialists and madmen never have doubts.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Every remedy is a desperate remedy. Every cure is a miraculous cure. Curing a madman is not arguing with a philosopher; it is casting out a devil.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered; an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

When some English moralists write about the importance of having character, they appear to mean only the importance of having a dull character.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Religious and philosophical beliefs are, indeed, as dangerous as fire, and nothing can take from them that beauty of danger. But there is only one way of really guarding ourselves against the excessive danger of them, and that is to be steeped in philosophy and soaked in religion.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

A man cannot be wise enough to be a great artist without being wise enough to wish to be a philosopher. A man cannot have the energy to produce good art without having the energy to wish to pass beyond it. A small artist is content with art; a great artist is content with nothing except everything.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

To be born into this earth is to be born into uncongenial surroundings, hence to be born into a romance.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton
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