Gilbert Chesterton

1874 - 1936

A Quote by Gilbert Keith Chesterton

One sees great things from the valley, only small things from the peak.

Gilbert Chesterton (1874 - 1936)

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A Quote by Gilbert Keith Chesterton on worth

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If a thing is worth doing, it is worth doing badly.

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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A Quote by Gilbert Keith Chesterton on belief, birds, conversation, dreams, eternity, freedom, god, liberals, men, mountains, necessity, respect, theology, thought, and truth

We say, not lightly but very literally, that the truth has made us free. They say that it makes us so free that it cannot be the truth. To them it is like believing in fairyland to believe in such freedom as we enjoy. It is like believing in men with wings to entertain the fancy of men with wills. It is like accepting a fable about a squirrel in conversation with a mountain to believe in a man who is free to ask or a God who is free to answer. This is a manly and a rational negation, for which I for one shall always show respect. But I decline to show any respect for those who first of all clip the bird and cage the squirrel, rivet the chains and refuse the freedom, close all the doors of the cosmic prison on us with a clang of eternal iron, tell us that our emancipation is a dream and our dungeon a necessity; and then calmly turn round and tell us they have a freer thought and a more liberal theology.

Gilbert Chesterton (1874 - 1936)

Source: The Everlasting Man

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A Quote by Gilbert Keith Chesterton on earth, heart, and journeys

If seeds in the black earth can turn into such beautiful roses, what might not the heart of man become in its long journey toward the stars?

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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