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Gilbert K Chesterton
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Certain new theologians dispute original sin, which is the only part of Christian theology which can really be proved. Gilbert K Chesterton
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Stated baldly, charity certainly means one of two things-pardoning unpardonable acts, or loving unlovable people. Gilbert K Chesterton
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All that we call spirit and art and ecstacy only means that for one awful instant we remember that we forgot. Gilbert K Chesterton
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Hope means hoping when everything seems hopeless. Gilbert K Chesterton
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It is not only possible to say a great deal in praise of play; it is really possible to say the highest things in praise of it. It might reasonably be maintained that the true object of all human life is play. Earth is a task garden; heaven is a playground. Gilbert K Chesterton
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English experience indicates that when the two great political parties agree about something it is generally wrong. Gilbert K Chesterton
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For good or evil, a line has been passed in our political history; and something that we have known all our lives is dead. I will take only one example of it: our politicians can no longer be caricatured. Gilbert K Chesterton
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It is the beginning of all true criticism of our time to realize that it has really nothing to say, at the very moment when it has invented so tremendous a trumpet for saying it. Gilbert K Chesterton
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Whatever the word "great" means, Dickens was what it means. Gilbert K Chesterton
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In every serious doctrine of the destiny of men, there is some trace of the doctrine of the equality of men. But the capitalist really depends on some religion of inequality. The capitalist must somehow distinguish himself from human kind; he must be obviously above it or he would be obviously below it. Gilbert K Chesterton
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America has a new delicacy, a coarse, rank refinement. Gilbert K Chesterton
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Before the gods that made the gods Had seen their sunrise pass, The White Horse of the White Horse Vale Was cut out of the grass. Gilbert K Chesterton
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When we reverence anything in the mature, it is their virtues or their wisdom, and this is an easy matter. But we reverence the faults and follies of children. We should probably come considerably nearer to the true conception of things if we treated all grown-up persons, of all titles and types, with precisely that dark affection and dazed respect with which we treat the infantile limitations. Gilbert K Chesterton
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All true friendliness begins with fire and food and drink and the recognition of rain or frost. Gilbert K Chesterton
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It is human to err; and the only final and deadly error, among all our errors, is denying that we have ever erred. Gilbert K Chesterton
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We have not made cricket and football [soccer] professional because of any astonishing avarice or new vulgarity. We have made them professional because we would have them perfect. We have dedicated men to them as to some god of inhuman excellence. We care more for football than for the fun of playing football. Gilbert K Chesterton
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An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered; an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered. Gilbert K Chesterton
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My country, right or wrong' is a thing no patriot would ever think of saying except in a desperate case. It is like saying 'My mother, drunk or sober. Gilbert K Chesterton
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The word "good" has many meanings. For example, if a man were to shoot his grandmother at a range of five hundred yards, I should call him a good shot, but not necessarily a good man. Gilbert K Chesterton
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The whole difference between construction and creation is exactly this: that a thing constructed can only be loved after it is constructed; but a thing created is loved before it exists, as the mother can love the unborn child. Gilbert K Chesterton
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If the apple hit Newton's nose, Newton's nose hit the apple. Gilbert K Chesterton
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A nation is not going mad when it does extravagant things, so long as it does them in an extravagant spirit. But whenever we see things done wildly, but taken tamely, then the State is growing insane... Gilbert K Chesterton
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Impartiality is a pompous name for indifference, which is an elegant name for ignorance. Gilbert K Chesterton
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He is only a very shallow critic who cannot see an eternal rebel in the heart of the Conservative. Gilbert K Chesterton
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Men always talk about the most important things to total strangers. It is because in the total stranger we perceive man himself; the image of God is not disguised by resemblances to an uncle or doubts of the wisdom of a moustache. Gilbert K Chesterton
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Briefly, you can only find truth with logic if you have already found truth without it. Gilbert K Chesterton
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A man looking at a hippopotamus may sometimes be tempted to regard a hippopotamus as an enormous mistake; but he is also bound to confess that a fortunate inferiority prevents him personally from making such mistakes. Gilbert K Chesterton
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The only possible excuse for this book is that it is an answer to a challenge. Even a bad shot is dignified when he accepts a duel. Gilbert K Chesterton
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It is always the humble man who talks too much; the proud man watches himself too closely. Gilbert K Chesterton
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I say it is better to see a horse as a monster than to see it only as a slow substitute for a motor-car. If we have got into that state of mind about a horse as something stale, it is far better to be frightened of a horse because it is a good deal too fresh. Gilbert K Chesterton
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I do not believe in a fate that falls on men however they act; but I do believe in a fate that falls on man unless they act. Gilbert K Chesterton
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Boys like romantic tales; but babies like realistic tales - because they find them romantic. Gilbert K Chesterton
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The trouble about always trying to preserve the health of the body is that it is so difficult to do without destroying the health of the mind. Gilbert K Chesterton
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The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost. Gilbert K Chesterton
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A turkey is more occult and awful than all the angels and archangels. In so far as God has partly revealed to us an angelic world, he has partly told us what an angel means. But God has never told us what a turkey means. Gilbert K Chesterton
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Nonsense is a kind of exuberant capering round a discovered truth. Gilbert K Chesterton
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Gullibility is the key to all adventures. The greenhorn is the ultimate victor in everything; it is he who get the most out of life. Gilbert K Chesterton
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We make our friends; we make our enemies; but God makes our next door neighbor. Gilbert K Chesterton
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The sane man knows that he has a touch of the beast, a touch of the devil, a touch of the saint, a touch of the citizen. The really sane man knows that he has a touch of the madman. Gilbert K Chesterton
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Strong gongs groaning as the guns boom far, Don John of Austria is going to the war. Gilbert K Chesterton
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He crams with cans of poisoned meat The subjects of the King, And when they die by thousands Why, he laughs like anything. Gilbert K Chesterton
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The timidity of the child or the savage is entirely reasonable; they are alarmed at this world, because this world is a very alarming place. They dislike being alone because it is verily and indeed an awful idea to be alone. Gilbert K Chesterton
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The Frenchman works until he can play. The American works until he ca' play; and then thanks the devil, his master, that he is donkey enough to die in harness. But the Englishman, as he has since become, works until he can pretend that he never worked at all. Gilbert K Chesterton
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An almost unnatural vigilance is really required of the citizen because of the horrible rapidity with which human institutions grow old. Gilbert K Chesterton
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Any man who preaches real love is bound to beget hate. It is as true of democratic fraternity as a divine love; sham love ends in compromise and common philosophy; but real love has always ended in bloodshed. Gilbert K Chesterton
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When it wishes anything done which is really serious, it collects twelve of the ordinary men standing round. The same thing was done, if I remember right, by the Founder of Christianity. Gilbert K Chesterton
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But they none of them create the psychological conditions in which I first saw, or desired to see, the flower. Gilbert K Chesterton
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[V]ariety of climate should always go with stability of abode.... an Englishman's house is not only his castle; it is his fairy castle. Clouds and colours of every varied dawn and eve are perpetually touching and turning it from clay to gold, or from gold to ivory. There is a line of woodland beyond a corner of my garden which is literally different on every one of the three hundred and sixty-five days. Sometimes it seems as near as a hedge, and sometimes as far as a faint and fiery evening cloud. Gilbert K Chesterton
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Research is the search of people who don't know what they want. Gilbert K Chesterton
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People that insist upon drinking and driving, are putting the quart before the hearse. Gilbert K Chesterton
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Boys like romantic [fairy] tales; but babies like realistic tales - because they find them romantic...This proves that even nursery tales only echo an almost prenatal leap of interest and amazement. These tales say that apples were golden only to refresh the forgotten moment when we found that they were green. They make rivers run with wine only to make us remember, for one wild moment, that they run with water. Gilbert K Chesterton
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The miser is the man who starves himself, and everybody else, in order to worship wealth in its dead form, as distinct from its living form. Gilbert K Chesterton
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I am at one with my duality. Gilbert K Chesterton
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No man's really any good till he knows how bad he is, or might be... Gilbert K Chesterton
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A great curse has fallen upon modern life with the discovery of the vastness of the word Education. Gilbert K Chesterton
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For Scotland has a double dose of the poison called heredity; the sense of blood in the aristocrat, the sense of doom in the Calvinist. Gilbert K Chesterton
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Our digestions, going sacredly and silently right, that is the foundation of all poetry. Gilbert K Chesterton
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When a woman puts up her fists to a man she is putting herself in the only posture in which he is not afraid of her. Gilbert K Chesterton
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The men of the clique live together because they have the same kind of soul, and their narrowness is a narrowness of spiritual coherence and contentment, like that which exists in hell . . . Gilbert K Chesterton
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A third-class carriage is a community, while a first-class carriage is a place of wild hermits. Gilbert K Chesterton
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The Declaration of Independence dogmatically bases all rights on the fact that God created all men equal; and it is right; for if they were not created equal, they were certainly evolved unequal. There is no basis for democracy except in a dogma about the divine origin of man. Gilbert K Chesterton
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As an explanation of the world materialism has a sort of insane simplicity. It has the quality of a madman's arguments; we have at once the sense of it covering everything and the sense of it leaving everything out. Gilbert K Chesterton
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The historic glory of America lies in the fact that it is the one nation that was founded like a church. That is, it was founded on a faith that was not merely summed up after it had exited, but was defined before it existed. Gilbert K Chesterton
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The Frenchman works until he can play. The American works until he can't play; and then thanks the devil, his master, that he is donkey enough to die in harness. But the Englishman, as he has since become, works until he can pretend that he never worked at all. Gilbert K Chesterton
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The whole point of the Eugenic pseudo-scientific theories is that they are to be applied wholesale, by some more sweeping and generalizing money power than the individual husband or wife or household. Eugenics asserts that all men must be so stupid that they cannot manage their own affairs; and also so clever that they can manage each other's. Gilbert K Chesterton
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Americans have a taste for...rocking-chairs. A flippant critic might suggest that they select rocking-chairs so that, even when they are sitting down, they need not be sitting still. Something of this restlessness in the race may really be involved in the matter; but I think the deeper significance of the rocking-chair may still be found in the deeper symbolism of the rocking-horse. I think there is behind all this fresh and facile use of wood a certain spirit that is childish in the good sense of the word; something that is innocent, and easily pleased. Gilbert K Chesterton
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Political Economy means that everybody except politicians must be economical. Gilbert K Chesterton
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Romance is the deepest thing in life. It is deeper than reality. Gilbert K Chesterton
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The objection to fairy stories is that they tell children there are dragons. But children have always known there are dragons. Fairy stories tell children that dragons can be killed. Gilbert K Chesterton
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The madman is the man who has lost everything except his reason... Gilbert K Chesterton
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