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Gilbert K Chesterton
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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. Gilbert K Chesterton
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The whole order of things is as outrageous as any miracle which could presume to violate it. Gilbert K Chesterton
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With any recovery from morbidity there must go a certain healthy humiliation. Gilbert K Chesterton
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...a figure of speech can often get into a crack too small for a definition. Gilbert K Chesterton
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Is ditchwater dull? Naturalists with microscopes have told me that it teems with quiet fun. Gilbert K Chesterton
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Atheism is indeed the most daring of all dogmas . . . for it is the assertion of a universal negative. Gilbert K Chesterton
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I believe what really happens in history is this: the old man is always wrong; and the young people are always wrong about what is wrong with him. The practical form it takes is this: that, while the old man may stand by some stupid custom, the young man always attacks it with some theory that turns out to be equally stupid. Gilbert K Chesterton
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Comforts that were rare among our forefathers are now multiplied in factories and handed out wholesale; and indeed, nobody nowadays, so long as he is content to go without air, space, quiet, decency and good manners, need be without anything whatever that he wants; or at least a reasonably cheap imitation of it. Gilbert K Chesterton
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None of the modern machines, none of the modern paraphernalia. . . have any power except over the people who choose to use them. Gilbert K Chesterton
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The past is not what it was. Gilbert K Chesterton
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Men are ruled, at this minute by the clock, by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern. Gilbert K Chesterton
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Over-civilization and barbarism are within an inch of each other. And a mark of both is the power of medicine-men. Gilbert K Chesterton
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All men thirst to confess their crimes more than tired beasts thirst for water; but they naturally object to confessing them while other people, who have also committed the same crimes, sit by and laugh at them. Gilbert K Chesterton
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Business, especially big business, is now organized like an army. It is, as some would say, a sort of mild militarism without bloodshed; as I say, a militarism without the military virtues. Gilbert K Chesterton
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All but the hard hearted man must be torn with pity for this pathetic dilemma of the rich man, who has to keep the poor man just stout enough to do the work and just thin enough to have to do it. Gilbert K Chesterton
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...but out of the desert, from the dry places and the dreadful suns, come the cruel children of the lonely God; the real Unitarians who with scimitar in hand have laid waste the world. For it is not well for God to be alone. Gilbert K Chesterton
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Religious unity can look like a carnival and religious liberty can look like a funeral. Gilbert K Chesterton
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The man of the true religious tradition understands two things: liberty and obedience. The first means knowing what you really want. The second means knowing what you really trust. Gilbert K Chesterton
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It is quite an old-fashioned fallacy to suppose that our objection to scepticism is that it removes the discipline from life. Our objection to scepticism is that it removes the motive power. Materialism is not a thing which destroys mere restraint. Materialism itself is the great restraint. Gilbert K Chesterton
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If I did not believe in God, I should still want my doctor, my lawyer and my banker to do so. Gilbert K Chesterton
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Real development is not leaving things behind, as on a road, but drawing life from them, as from a root. Gilbert K Chesterton
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Saint George he was for England, And before he killed the dragon he drank a pint of English ale out of an English flagon. Gilbert K Chesterton
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[There is] one distinctly human thing - the story. There can be as good science about a turnip as about a man. ... [Or philosophy, or theology] ...There can be, without any question at all, as good higher mathematics about a turnip as about a man. But I do not think, though I speak in a manner somewhat tentative, that there could be as good a novel written about a turnip as a man. Gilbert K Chesterton
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Precisely because our political speeches are meant to be reported, they are not worth reporting. Precisely because they are carefully designed to be read, nobody reads them. Gilbert K Chesterton
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Of all modern notions, the worst is this: that domesticity is dull. Inside the home, they say, is dead decorum and routine; outside is adventure and variety. But the truth is that the home is the only place of liberty, the only spot on earth where a man can alter arrangements suddenly, make an experiment or indulge in a whim. The home is not the one tame place in a world of adventure; it is the one wild place in a world of rules and set tasks. Gilbert K Chesterton
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Most modern freedom is at root fear. It is not so much that we are too bold to endure rules; it is rather that we are too timid to endure responsibilities. 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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They said that I should lose my ideals and begin to believe in the methods of practical politicians. Now, I have not lost my ideals in the least; my faith in fundamentals is exactly what it always was. What I have lost is my childlike faith in practical politics. Gilbert K Chesterton
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There nearly always is a method in madness. Gilbert K Chesterton
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We are all in the same boat, in a stormy sea, and we owe each other a terrible loyalty. Gilbert K Chesterton
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Do not look at the faces in the illustrated papers. Look at the faces in the street. Gilbert K Chesterton
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Anyone who is not an anarchist agrees with having a policeman at the corner of the street; but the danger at present is that of finding the policeman half-way down the chimney or even under the bed. Gilbert K Chesterton
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I might inform those humanitarians who have a nightmare of new and needless babies (for some humanitarians have that sort of horror of humanity) that if the recent decline in the birth-rate were continued for a certain time, it might end in there being no babies at all; which would console them very much. Gilbert K Chesterton
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The great ideals of the past failed not by being outlived (which must mean over-lived), but by not being lived enough. Mankind has not passed through the Middle Ages. Rather mankind has retreated from the Middle Ages in reaction and rout. The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting. It has been found difficult and left untried. Gilbert K Chesterton
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Each generation is converted by the saint who contradicts it most. Gilbert K Chesterton
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We all have a little weakness, which is very natural but rather misleading, for supposing that this epoch must be the end of the world because it will be the end of us. How future generations will get on without us is indeed, when we come to think of it, quite a puzzle. But I suppose they will get on somehow, and may possibly venture to revise our judgments as we have revised earlier judgments. Gilbert K Chesterton
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If the devil tells you something is too fearful to look at, look at it. If he says something is too terrible to hear, hear it. If you think some truth unbearable, bear it. Gilbert K Chesterton
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The test of happiness is gratitude. Gilbert K Chesterton
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I am going to hold a pistol to the head of the Modern Man. But I shall not use it to kill him-only to bring him to life. Gilbert K Chesterton
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Madness does not come by breaking out, but by giving in; by settling down in some dirty, little, self-repeating circle of ideas; by being tamed. Gilbert K Chesterton
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She had never really listened to anyone in her life; which, some said, was why she had survived. Gilbert K Chesterton
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The word good has many meanings... Gilbert K Chesterton
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We are Christians and Catholics not because we worship a key, but because we have passed a door; and felt the wind that is the trumpet of liberty blow over the land of the living. Gilbert K Chesterton
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As long as the vision of heaven is always changing, the vision of earth will be exactly the same. No ideal will remain long enough to be realized, or even partly realized. The modern young man will never change his environment; for he will always change his mind. Gilbert K Chesterton
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The supreme adventure is being BORN Gilbert K Chesterton
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God is not a symbol of goodness; goodness is a symbol of God Gilbert K Chesterton
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Silver is sometimes more valuable than gold ... that is, in large quantities. Gilbert K Chesterton
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When belief in God becomes difficult, the tendency is to turn away from Him; but in heaven's name to what? Gilbert K Chesterton
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Every one on the earth should believe that he has something to give to the world which cannot otherwise be given. Gilbert K Chesterton
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Sometimes he even embarrassed the company by phrases suggesting that there was some difference between a Liberal and a Conservative. Gilbert K Chesterton
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But we are the people of England; and we have not spoken yet. Smile at us, pay us, pass us. But do not quite forget. Gilbert K Chesterton
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Every work of art has one indispensable mark ... the center of it is simple, however much the fulfillment may be complicated. Gilbert K Chesterton
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Modern nature-worship is all upside down. Trees and fields ought to be the ordinary things; terraces and temples ought to be extraordinary. I am on the side of the man who lives in the country and wants to go to London. Gilbert K Chesterton
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I have known many happy marriages, but never a compatible one. The whole aim of marriage is to fight through and survive the instant when incompatibility becomes unquestionable. For a man and a woman, as such, are incompatible. Gilbert K Chesterton
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It is better to speak wisdom foolishly like the saints than to speak folly wisely like the deans. Gilbert K Chesterton
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The reason that angels fly is that they take themselves so lightly. Gilbert K Chesterton
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I represent the jolly mass of mankind. I am the happy and reckless Christian. Gilbert K Chesterton
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One must somehow find a way of loving the world without trusting it; somehow one must love the world without being worldly. Gilbert K Chesterton
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I still believe in liberalism today as much as I ever did, but, oh, there was a happy time when I believed in liberals... Gilbert K Chesterton
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Journalism largely consists of saying "Lord Jones is Dead" to people who never knew that Lord Jones was alive. Gilbert K Chesterton
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Poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese. Gilbert K Chesterton
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The most incredible thing about miracles is that they happen. Gilbert K Chesterton
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My brain and this world don't fit each other; and there's an end of it. Gilbert K Chesterton
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All the controversialists who have become conscious of the real issue are already saying of our ideal exactly what used to be said of the Socialists' ideal. They are saying that private property is too ideal not to be impossible. They are saying that private enterprise is too good to be true. They are saying that the idea of ordinary men owning ordinary possessions is against the laws of political economy and requires an alteration in human nature. Gilbert K Chesterton
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If I can put one touch of rosy sunset into the life of any man or woman, I shall feel that I have worked with God. Gilbert K Chesterton
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No man who worships education has got the best out of education... Without a gentle contempt for education no man's education is complete. Gilbert K Chesterton
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Let a man walk ten miles steadily on a hot summer's day along a dusty English road, and he will soon discover why beer was invented. Gilbert K Chesterton
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All architecture is great architecture after sunset; perhaps architecture is really a nocturnal art, like the art of fireworks. Gilbert K Chesterton
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Nine out of ten of what we call new ideas are simply old mistakes. Gilbert K Chesterton
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The comedy of man survives the tragedy of man. Gilbert K Chesterton
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