Gilbert Chesterton

1874 - 1936

A Quote by Gilbert Keith Chesterton on silence

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A yawn is a silent shout.

Gilbert Chesterton (1874 - 1936)

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A Quote by Gilbert Keith Chesterton on belief and water

I believe in getting into hot water; it keeps you clean.

Gilbert Chesterton (1874 - 1936)

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A Quote by Gilbert Keith Chesterton on children, facts, fear, ideas, reason, timidity, world, and worship

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. Barbarians fear the unknown for the same reason that Agnostics worship it - because it is a fact.

Gilbert Chesterton (1874 - 1936)

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A Quote by Gilbert Keith Chesterton on losing and reason

The madman is not the man who has lost his reason. The madman is the man who has lost everything except his reason.

Gilbert Chesterton (1874 - 1936)

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A Quote by Gilbert Keith Chesterton

A puritan is a person who pours righteous indignation into the wrong things.

Gilbert Chesterton (1874 - 1936)

Source: 1930, in New York Times

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A Quote by Gilbert Keith Chesterton on love, religion, and theory

Let your religion be less of a theory and more of a love affair.

Gilbert Chesterton (1874 - 1936)

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A Quote by Gilbert Keith Chesterton

To have a right to do a thing is not the same as to be right in doing it.

Gilbert Chesterton (1874 - 1936)

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A Quote by Gilbert Keith Chesterton on belief, fate, and men

I do not believe in a fate that falls on men however they act; but I do believe in a fate that falls on them unless they act.

Gilbert Chesterton (1874 - 1936)

Source: Generally Speaking

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A Quote by Gilbert Keith Chesterton on impulses, principles, and simplicity

There is more simplicity in a man who eats caviar on impulse than in the man who eats grapenuts in principle.

Gilbert Chesterton (1874 - 1936)

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A Quote by Gilbert Keith Chesterton on earth, garden, heaven, life, and play

The true object of all human life is play. Earth is a task garden; heaven is a playground.

Gilbert Chesterton (1874 - 1936)

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