Gilbert K. Chesterton

Gilbert K. Chesterton

English writer

Lived from: 1874-1936

Category: Writers (Contemporary)

Quotes: Gilbert K. Chesterton

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    A puritan is a person who pours righteous indignation into the wrong things.
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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.
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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."
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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.''
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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.
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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.
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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.
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    A large section of the intelligentsia seems wholly devoid of intelligence.
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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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    A new philosophy generally means in practice the praise of some old vice.
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    A stiff apology is a second insult. The injured party does not want to be compensated because he has been wronged; he wants to be healed because he has been hurt.
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    A teacher who is not dogmatic is simply a teacher who is not teaching.
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    A woman uses her intelligence to find reasons to support her intuition.
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    A yawn is a silent shout.
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    All architecture is great architecture after sunset; perhaps architecture is really a nocturnal art, like the art of fireworks.
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