Gilbert Chesterton

1874 - 1936

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 mind

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The object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid.

Gilbert Chesterton (1874 - 1936)

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A Quote by Gilbert Keith Chesterton on poets and silence

Poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese.

Gilbert Chesterton (1874 - 1936)

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A Quote by Gilbert Keith Chesterton on power and words

The grinding power of the plain words of the Gospel story is like the power of mill-stones, and those who can read them simply enough will feel as if rocks had been rolled upon them.

Gilbert Chesterton (1874 - 1936)

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A Quote by Gilbert Keith Chesterton on pride and sermons

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

Gilbert Chesterton (1874 - 1936)

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A Quote by Gilbert Keith Chesterton on problems and solution

It isn't that they can't see the solution. It is that they can't see the problem.

Gilbert Chesterton (1874 - 1936)

Source: The Point of a Pin in The Scandal of Father Brown.

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A Quote by Gilbert Keith Chesterton on respect and wishes

Thieves respect property. They merely wish the property to become their property that they may more perfectly respect it.

Gilbert Chesterton (1874 - 1936)

Source: The Man Who Was Thursday, 1908

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A Quote by Gilbert Keith Chesterton on books, world, and writers

You could compile the worst book in the world entirely out of selected passages from the best writers in the world.

Gilbert Chesterton (1874 - 1936)

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