Cool & Famous Quotes - Popular Quotes by G.K. Chesterton

Cool & famous Quotes by : G.K. Chesterton

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The great Gaels of Ireland are the men that God made mad, For all their wars are merry, and all their songs are sad.

G.K. Chesterton

To love means loving the unlovable. To forgive means pardoning the unpardonable. Faith means believing the unbelievable. Hope means hoping when everything seems hopeless.

G.K. Chesterton

A dead thing can go with the stream, but only a living thing can go against it.

G.K. Chesterton

Humor can get in under the door while seriousness is still fumbling at the handle.

G.K. Chesterton

No man who worships education has got the best out of education... Without a gentle contempt for education no man's education is complete.

G.K. Chesterton

But there is in everything a reasonable division of labour. I have written the book, and nothing on earth would induce me to read it.

G.K. Chesterton

Without education, we are in a horrible and deadly danger of taking educated people seriously.

G.K. Chesterton

There are two ways to get enough. One is to continue to accumulate more and more. The other is to desire less.

G.K. Chesterton

It [feminism] is mixed up with a muddled idea that women are free when they serve their employers but slaves when they help their husbands.

G.K. Chesterton

A good novel tells us the truth about its hero; but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author.

G.K. Chesterton

I wish we could sometimes love the characters in real life as we love the characters in romances. There are a great many human souls whom we should accept more kindly, and even appreciate more clearly, if we simply thought of them as people in a story.

G.K. Chesterton

Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children the dragons can be killed.

G.K. Chesterton

Literature is a luxury; fiction is a necessity.

G.K. Chesterton

There is the great lesson of 'Beauty and the Beast,' that a thing must be loved before it is lovable.

G.K. Chesterton

I am not absentminded. It is the presence of mind that makes me unaware of everything else.

G.K. Chesterton

There is a road from the eye to the heart that does not go through the intellect.

G.K. Chesterton

The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.

G.K. Chesterton

It is absurd for the Evolutionist to complain that it is unthinkable for an admittedly unthinkable God to make everything out of nothing, and then pretend that it is more thinkable that nothing should turn itself into everything.

G.K. Chesterton

There is a great deal of difference between an eager man who wants to read a book and a tired man who wants a book to read.

G.K. Chesterton

Hope is the power of being cheerful in circumstances that we know to be desperate.

G.K. Chesterton

Love is not blind; that is the last thing that it is. Love is bound; and the more it is bound the less it is blind.

G.K. Chesterton

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