Gilbert K Chesterton Quotes & Wallpapers

Gilbert K Chesterton
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A small artist is content with art; a great artist is content with nothing except everything. Gilbert K Chesterton

The original quality in any man of imagination is imagery. Gilbert K Chesterton

Powerful men who have powerful passions use much of their strength in forging chains for themselves. Gilbert K Chesterton

A man cannot be wise enough to be a great artist without being wise enough to wish to be a philosopher. Gilbert K Chesterton

Man does not live by soap alone; and hygiene, or even health, is not much good unless you can take a healthy view of it or, better still, feel a healthy indifference to it. Gilbert K Chesterton

A businessman is the only man who is forever apologizing for his occupation. Gilbert K Chesterton

Compromise used to mean that half a loaf was better than no bread. Among modern statesmen it really seems to mean that half a loaf; is better than a whole loaf. Gilbert K Chesterton

I regard golf as an expensive way of playing marbles. Gilbert K Chesterton

Ritual will always mean throwing away something: destroying our corn or wine upon the altar of our gods. Gilbert K Chesterton

If I had only one sermon to preach it would be a sermon against pride. Gilbert K Chesterton

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

Drink because you are happy, but never because you are miserable. Gilbert K Chesterton

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

If you do not understand a man you cannot crush him. And if you do understand him, very probably you will not. Gilbert K Chesterton

The greenhorn is the ultimate victor in everything; it is he that gets the most out of life. Gilbert K Chesterton

I was planning to go into architecture. But when I arrived, architecture was filled up. Acting was right next to it, so I signed up for acting instead. Gilbert K Chesterton

What affects men sharply about a foreign nation is not so much finding or not finding familiar things; it is rather not finding them in the familiar place. Gilbert K Chesterton

Chastity does not mean abstention from sexual wrong; it means something flaming, like Joan of Arc. Gilbert K Chesterton

People who make history know nothing about history. You can see that in the sort of history they make. Gilbert K Chesterton

Experience which was once claimed by the aged is now claimed exclusively by the young. Gilbert K Chesterton

When you with velvets mantled o'er, Defy December's tempests frore, Oh! spare one garment from your store, To clothe the poor at Christmas. Gilbert K Chesterton

It is a strange thing that many truly spiritual men, such as General Gordon, have actually spent some hours in speculating upon the precise location of the Garden of Eden. Most probably we are in Eden still. It is only our eyes that have changed. Gilbert K Chesterton

He may be mad, but there's method in his madness. There nearly always is method in madness. It's what drives men mad, being methodical. Gilbert K Chesterton

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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