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  • Gilbert K. Chesterton
    Gilbert K. Chesterton
    English writer 1874-1936
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    A puritan is a person who pours righteous indignation into the wrong things.
  • Gilbert K. Chesterton
    Gilbert K. Chesterton
    English writer 1874-1936
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    Art, like morality, consists in drawing the line somewhere.
  • Gilbert K. Chesterton
    Gilbert K. Chesterton
    English writer 1874-1936
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    A yawn is a silent shout.
  • Gilbert K. Chesterton
    Gilbert K. Chesterton
    English writer 1874-1936
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    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.
  • Gilbert Keith Chesterton
    Gilbert Keith Chesterton
    English writer 1874-1936
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    People generally quarrel because they cannot argue.
  • Gilbert K. Chesterton
    Gilbert K. Chesterton
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    The Bible tells us to love our neighbors, and also to love our enemies; probably because they are generally the same people.
  • Gilbert K. Chesterton
    Gilbert K. Chesterton
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    What people call impartiality may simply mean indifference, and what people call partiality may simply mean mental activity.
  • Gilbert K. Chesterton
    Gilbert K. Chesterton
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    "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."
  • Gilbert K. Chesterton
    Gilbert K. Chesterton
    English writer 1874-1936
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    ''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.''
  • Gilbert Keith Chesterton
    Gilbert Keith Chesterton
    English writer 1874-1936
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    A businessman is the only man who is forever apologizing for his occupation.
  • Gilbert K. Chesterton
    Gilbert K. Chesterton
    English writer 1874-1936
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    A cosmic philosophy is not constructed to fit a man; a cosmic philosophy is constructed to fit a cosmos. A man can no more possess a private religion than he can possess a private sun and moon.
  • Gilbert K. Chesterton
    Gilbert K. Chesterton
    English writer 1874-1936
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    A good novel tells us the truth about it's hero; but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author.
  • Gilbert Keith Chesterton
    Gilbert Keith Chesterton
    English writer 1874-1936
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    A good novel tells us the truth about its hero; but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author.
  • Gilbert K. Chesterton
    Gilbert K. Chesterton
    English writer 1874-1936
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    A large section of the intelligentsia seems wholly devoid of intelligence.
  • Gilbert K. Chesterton
    Gilbert K. Chesterton
    English writer 1874-1936
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    A man does not know what he is saying until he knows what he is not saying.
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