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 mere brute pleasure of reading, the sort of pleasure a cow must have in grazing.
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    The most dangerous criminal now is the entirely lawless modern philosopher. Compared to him, burglars and bigamists are essentially moral men.
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    The Museum is not meant either for the wanderer to see by accident or for the pilgrim to see with awe. It is meant for the mere slave of a routine of self-education to stuff himself with every sort of incongruous intellectual food in one indigestible meal.
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    The only people who seem to have nothing to do with the education of the children are the parents.
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    The only way of catching a train I have ever discovered is to miss the train before.
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    The ordinary scientific man is strictly a sentimentalist. He is a sentimentalist in this essential sense, that he is soaked and swept away by mere associations.
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    The perplexity of life arises from there being too many interesting things in it for us to be interested properly in any of them.
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    The poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese.
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    The poor have sometimes objected to being governed badly; the rich have always objected to being governed at all.
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    The present condition of fame is merely fashion.
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    The rich are the scum of the earth in every country.
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    The thing I hate about an argument is that it always interrupts a discussion.
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    The traveler sees what he sees, the tourist see what he has come to see.
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    The true object of all human life is play. Earth is a task garden; heaven is a playground.
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    The vulgar man is always the most distinguished, for the very desire to be distinguished is vulgar.
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