Gilbert K. Chesterton

Gilbert K. Chesterton – It is not funny that…


“It is not funny that anything else should fall down only that a man should fall down. Why do we laugh? Because it is a gravely religious matter: it is the Fall of Man. Only man can be absurd: for only man can be dignified.”
-Gilbert K. Chesterton

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Gilbert K. Chesterton – A good novel tells us…


“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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Gilbert K. Chesterton – The man who throws a…


“The man who throws a bomb is an artist, because he prefers a great moment to everything.”
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Gilbert K. Chesterton – We are justified in enforcing…


“We are justified in enforcing good morals, for they belong to all mankind but we are not justified in enforcing good manners, for good manners always mean our own manners.”
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Gilbert K. Chesterton – The only defensible war is…


“The only defensible war is a war of defense.”
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Gilbert K. Chesterton – Brave men are all vertebrates…


“Brave men are all vertebrates they have their softness on the surface and their toughness in the middle.”
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Gilbert K. Chesterton – The poets have been mysteriously…


“The poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese.”
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Gilbert K. Chesterton – Education is simply the soul…


“Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another.”
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Gilbert K. Chesterton – Let your religion be less…


“Let your religion be less of a theory and more of a love affair.”
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Gilbert K. Chesterton – Democracy means government by the…


“Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means government by the badly educated.”
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