K. Chesterton Quotes

80 K. Chesterton quotes:

"The only words that ever satisfied me as describing Nature are the terms used in fairy books, charm, spell, enchantment. They express the arbitrariness of the fact and its mystery."
"Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another."
"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."
"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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"The paradox of courage is that a man must be a little careless of his life even in order to keep it."
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"A great deal of contemporary criticism reads to me like a man saying: `Of course I do not like green cheese: I am very fond of brown sherry.'"
"Better to have loved a short man than never to have loved a tall."
"Without education we are in a horrible and deadly danger of taking educated people seriously."
"And when it rains on your parade, look up rather than down. Without the rain, there would be no rainbow."
"I believe in getting into hot water. I think it keeps you clean."
"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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"The present condition of fame is merely fashion."
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"The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost."
"You cannot grow a beard in a moment of passion."
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"The worst of work nowadays is what happens to people when they cease to work."
"Variability is one of the virtues of a woman. It avoids the crude requirement of polygamy. So long as you have one good wife you are sure to have a spiritual harem."
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"Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means government by the badly educated."
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"The trouble about always trying to preserve the health of the body is that it is so difficult to do without destroying the health of the mind."
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"A yawn is a silent shout."
"An inconvenience is an adventure wrongly considered."

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