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)
Contributed by: Zaady
The true object of all human life is play. Earth is a task garden; heaven is a playground.
You can only find truth with logic if you have already found truth without it.
Source: The Man Who was Orthodox. 1963.
The object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid.
Poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese.
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.
If I had only one sermon to preach it would be a sermon against pride.
It isn't that they can't see the solution. It is that they can't see the problem.
Source: The Point of a Pin in The Scandal of Father Brown.
Thieves respect property. They merely wish the property to become their property that they may more perfectly respect it.
Source: The Man Who Was Thursday, 1908
You could compile the worst book in the world entirely out of selected passages from the best writers in the world.
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