Gilbert Chesterton

1874 - 1936

A Quote by Gilbert Keith Chesterton on argument and people

People generally quarrel because they cannot argue.

Gilbert Chesterton (1874 - 1936)

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A Quote by Gilbert Keith Chesterton on affliction, disease, and temperament

The artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.

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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A Quote by Gilbert Keith Chesterton on logic and truth

You can only find truth with logic if you have already found truth without it.

Gilbert Chesterton (1874 - 1936)

Source: The Man Who was Orthodox. 1963.

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