Gilbert K Chesterton Quotes & Wallpapers

Gilbert K Chesterton
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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. Gilbert K Chesterton
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To be simple is the best thing in the world; to be modest is the next best thing. I am not so sure about being quiet. Gilbert K Chesterton
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I despise Birth-Control first because it is ... an entirely meaningless word; and is used so as to curry favour even with those who would first recoil from its real meaning. The proceeding these quack doctors recommend does not control any birth. ... Gilbert K Chesterton
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A man cannot be wise enough to be a great artist without being wise enough to wish to be a philosopher. A man cannot have the energy to produce good art without having the energy to wish to pass beyond it. A small artist is content with art; a great artist is content with nothing except everything Gilbert K Chesterton
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His head was always most valuable when he had lost it. In such moments he put two and two together and made four million. Gilbert K Chesterton
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Now there is any amount of this nonsense cropping up among American cranks. Anybody may propose to establish coercive Eugenics; or enforce psychoanalysis - that is, enforce confession without absolution. Gilbert K Chesterton
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Men are moved most by their religion; especially when it is irreligion. Gilbert K Chesterton
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The road from heaven to Hereford Where the apple wood of Hereford Goes all the way to Wales. Gilbert K Chesterton
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Talk about the pews and steeples And the cash that goes therewith! But the souls of Christian peoples... Chuck it, Smith! Gilbert K Chesterton
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The men that worked for England They have their graves at home. Gilbert K Chesterton
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Children are innocent and love justice, while most adults are wicked and prefer mercy. Gilbert K Chesterton
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It is not the man of pleasure who has pleasure; it is not the man of the world who appreciates the world.... It is the awkward man, whose evening dress does not fit him, whose gloves will not go on, whose compliments will not come off... Gilbert K Chesterton
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The mind that finds its way to wild places is the poet's, but the mind that never finds its way back is the lunatic's. Gilbert K Chesterton
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The first of all democratic doctrines is that all men are interesting. Gilbert K Chesterton
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The folk that live in Liverpool, their heart is in their boots; They go to hell like lambs, they do, because the hooter hoots. Gilbert K Chesterton
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Individually, men may present a more or less rational appearance, eating, sleeping and scheming. But humanity as a whole is changeful, mystical, fickle and delightful. Men are men, but Man is a woman. Gilbert K Chesterton
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They have given us into the hand of new unhappy lords, Lords without anger and honour, who dare not carry their swords. They fight by shuffling papers; they have bright dead alien eyes... Gilbert K Chesterton
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People accuse journalism of being too personal; but to me it has always seemed far too impersonal. It is charged with tearing away the veils from private life; but it seems to me to be always dropping diaphanous but blinding veils between men and men. Gilbert K Chesterton
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THE UNIVERSE: The most exquisite masterpiece ever composed by nobody. Gilbert K Chesterton
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Variability is one of the virtues of a woman. It avoids the crude requirement of polygamy. So long as you have one good wife you are sure to have a spiritual harem". Gilbert K Chesterton
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My life is passed in making bad jokes and seeing them turn into true prophecies. Gilbert K Chesterton
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People accuse journalism of being too personal; but to me it has always seemed far too impersonal. It is charged with tearing away the veils from private life; but it seems to me to be always dropping diaphanous but blinding veils between men and men. The Yellow Press is abused for exposing facts which are private; I wish the Yellow Press did anything so valuable. It is exactly the decisive individual touches that it never gives; and a proof of this is that after one has met a man a million times in the newspapers it is always a complete shock and reversal to meet him in real life. Gilbert K Chesterton
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The disadvantage of men not knowing the past is that they do not know the present. History is a hill or high point of vantage, from which alone men see the town in which they live or the age in which they are living. Gilbert K Chesterton
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The only thing that has kept the race of men from the mad extremes of the convent and the pirate-galley, the night-club and the lethal chamber, has been mysticism the belief that logic is misleading, and that things are not what they seem. Gilbert K Chesterton
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