K. Chesterton Quotes

80 K. Chesterton quotes:

"Mankind is not a tribe of animals to which we owe compassion. Mankind is a club to which we owe our subscription."
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"Men feel that cruelty to the poor is a kind of cruelty to animals. They never feel that it is an injustice to equals; nay it is treachery to comrades."
"Bigotry may be roughly defined as the anger of men who have no opinions."
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"When we were children we were grateful to those who filled our stockings at Christmas time. Why are we not grateful to God for filling our stockings with legs?"
"Fable is more historical than fact, because fact tells us about one man and fable tells us about a million men."
"Man is an exception, whatever else he is. If he is not the image of God, then he is a disease of the dust. If it is not true that a divine being fell, then we can only say that one of the animals went entirely off its head."
"The function of the imagination is not to make strange things settled, so much as to make settled things strange."
"I regard golf as an expensive way of playing marbles."
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"I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder."
"When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude."
"Journalism is popular, but it is popular mainly as fiction. Life is one world, and life seen in the newspapers is another."
Author: Chesterton Quotes Category: Fiction Quotes
"Literature is a luxury; fiction is a necessity."
Author: Chesterton Quotes Category: Fiction Quotes
"One of the great disadvantages of hurry is that it takes such a long time."
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"The road from heaven to Hereford / Where the apple wood of Hereford / Goes all the way to Wales."
Author: Chesterton Quotes Category: Heaven Quotes
"If an angel out of heaven / Brings you other things to drink, / Thank him for his kind attentions, / Go and pour them down the sink."
Author: Chesterton Quotes Category: Heaven Quotes
"You cannot grow a beard in a moment of passion."
Author: Chesterton Quotes Category: Passion Quotes
"If prosperity is regarded as the reward of virtue it will be regarded as the symptom of virtue."
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"As enunciated today, 'progress' is simply a comparative of which we have not settled the superlative."
"Facts as facts do not always create a spirit of reality, because reality is a spirit."
Author: Chesterton Quotes Category: Reality Quotes
"Man seems to be capable of great virtues but not of small virtues; capable of defying his torturer but not of keeping his temper."
Author: Chesterton Quotes Category: Virtue Quotes

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