Quotes by Gilbert K. Chesterton

Gilbert K. Chesterton

Gilbert K. Chesterton

English writer

Alive from: 1874-1936

Category: Writers (Contemporary)

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    The chief assertion of religious morality is that white is a color. Virtue is not the absence of vices or the avoidance of moral dangers; virtue is a vivid and separate thing, like pain or a particular smell.
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    The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting. It has been found difficult; and left untried.
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    The classes that wash most are those that work least.
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    The cosmos is about the smallest hole that a man can hide his head in.
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    The dignity of the artist lies in his duty of keeping awake the sense of wonder in the world. In this long vigil he often has to vary his methods of stimulation; but in this long vigil he is also himself striving against a continual tendency to sleep.
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    The discovery of this strange society was a curiously refreshing thing; to realize that there were ten new trades in the world was like looking at the first ship or the first plough. It made a man feel what he should feel, that he was still in the childhood of the world.
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    The doctrine of human equality reposes on this: that there is no man really clever who has not found that he is stupid.
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    The family is the test of freedom; because the family is the only thing that the free man makes for himself and by himself.
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    The fatal metaphor of progress, which means leaving things behind us, has utterly obscured the real idea of growth, which means leaving things inside us.
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    The full value of this life can only be got by fighting; the violent take it by storm. And if we have accepted everything we have missed something - war. This life of ours is a very enjoyable fight, but a very miserable truce.
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    The golden age only comes to men when they have forgotten gold.
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    The greenhorn is the ultimate victor in everything; it is he that gets the most out of life.
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    The honest poor can sometimes forget poverty. The honest rich can never forget it.
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    The madman is not the man who has lost his reason. He is the man who has lost everything except his reason.
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    The man who throws a bomb is an artist, because he prefers a great moment to everything.
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