K. Chesterton Quotes

80 K. Chesterton quotes:

"Brave men are all vertebrates; they have their softness on the surface and their toughness in the middle."
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"Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die."
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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.'"
"Truth must necessarily be stranger than fiction, for fiction is the creation of the human mind and therefore congenial to it."
"One may understand the cosmos, but never the ego; the self is more distant than any star."
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"There are no rules of architecture for a castle in the clouds."
"People generally quarrel because they cannot argue."
"Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means government by the badly educated."
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"The present condition of fame is merely fashion."
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"Lying in bed would be an altogether perfect and supreme experience if only one had a colored pencil long enough to draw on the ceiling."
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"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."
"A yawn is a silent shout."
"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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"I believe in getting into hot water. I think it keeps you clean."
"Compromise used to mean that half a loaf was better than no bread. Among modern statesmen it really seems to mean that half a loaf is better than a whole loaf."
"The man who sees consistency in things is a wit; the man who sees the inconsistency in things is a humorist."
"True contentment is a thing as active as agriculture. It is the power of getting out of any situation all that there is in it. It is arduous and it is rare."
"Being ''contented'' ought to mean in English, as it does in French, being pleased. Being content with an attic ought not to mean being unable to move from it and resigned to living in it; it ought to mean appreciating all there is in such a position."
"You can never have a revolution in order to establish a democracy. You must have a democracy in order to have a revolution."
"The sane man knows that he has a touch of the beast, a touch of the devil, a touch of the saint, a touch of the citizen. The really sane man knows that he has a touch of the madman."
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