K. Chesterton Quotes

80 K. Chesterton quotes:

"An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered."
"An inconvenience is an adventure wrongly considered."
"Do not free a camel of the burden of his hump; you may be freeing him from being a camel."
"And when it rains on your parade, look up rather than down. Without the rain, there would be no rainbow."
"One sees great things from the valley; only small things from the peak."
"I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite."
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"I do not believe in a fate that falls on men however they act; but I do believe in a fate that falls on them unless they act."
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"There is nothing the matter with Americans except their ideals. The real American is all right; it is the ideal American who is all wrong."
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"Youth is the period in which a man can be hopeless. The end of every episode is the end of the world. But the power of hoping through everything, the knowledge that the soul survives its adventures, that great inspiration comes to the middle-aged."
"Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another."
"Education is the period during which you are being instructed by somebody you do not know, about something you do not want to know."
"Materialists and madmen never have doubts."
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"The artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs. It is a disease which arises from men no having sufficient power of expression to utter and get rid of the element of art in their being."
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"To have a right to do a thing is not at all the same as to be right in doing it."
Author: Chesterton Quotes Category: Ethics Quotes
"The word "good" has many meanings. For example, if a man were to shoot his grandmother at a range of five hundred yards, I should call him a good shot, but not necessarily a good man."
Author: Chesterton Quotes Category: Example Quotes
"My country, right or wrong' is a thing no patriot would ever think of saying except in a desperate case. It is like saying 'My mother, drunk or sober."
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"Without education we are in a horrible and deadly danger of taking educated people seriously."
"Better to have loved a short man than never to have loved a tall."
"The way to love anything is to realize that it may be lost."
"The paradox of courage is that a man must be a little careless of his life even in order to keep it."
Author: Chesterton Quotes Category: Courage Quotes

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