Gilbert Keith Chesterton Quotes

32 Gilbert Keith Chesterton quotes:

"It is as healthy to enjoy sentiment as to enjoy jam."
"The timidity of the child or the savage is entirely reasonable; they are alarmed at this world, because this world is a very alarming place. They dislike being alone because it is verily and indeed an awful idea to be alone. Barbarians fear the unknown for the same reason that Agnostics worship it --because it is a fact."
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"The golden age only comes to men when they have forgotten gold."
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"A new philosophy generally means in practice the praise of some old vice."
"Boyhood is a most complex and incomprehensible thing. Even when one has been through it, one does not understand what it was. A man can never quite understand a boy, even when he has been the boy."
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"I believe in getting into hot water; it keeps you clean."
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"You cannot love a thing without wanting to fight for it."
"The most dangerous criminal now is the entirely lawless modern philosopher. Compared to him, burglars and bigamists are essentially moral men."
"Science in the modern world has many uses; its chief use, however, is to provide long words to cover the errors of the rich."
"Silence is the unbearable repartee."
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"We make our friends; we make our enemies; but God makes our next door neighbor."
"My country wrong or right, is like saying my mother, drunk or sober."
"The ordinary scientific man is strictly a sentimentalist. He is a sentimentalist in this essential sense, that he is soaked and swept away by mere associations."
"Do not free the camel of the burden of his hump; you may be freeing him from being a camel."
"No man who worships education has got the best out of education.... Without a gentle contempt for education no man's education is complete."
"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."
"A large section of the intelligentsia seems wholly devoid of intelligence."
"''My country, right or wrong'' is a thing that no patriot would think of saying except in a desperate case. It is like saying ''My mother, drunk or sober.''"
"If you do not understand a man you cannot crush him. And if you do understand him, very probably you will not."
"The average man votes below himself; he votes with half a mind or a hundredth part of one. A man ought to vote with the whole of himself, as he worships or gets married. A man ought to vote with his head and heart, his soul and stomach, his eye for faces and his ear for music; also (when sufficiently provoked) with his hands and feet. If he has ever seen a fine sunset, the crimson color of it should creep into his vote. The question is not so much whether only a minority of the electorate votes. The point is that only a minority of the voter votes."
Author: Chesterton Quotes Category: Voting Quotes

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