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

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

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

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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