Gilbert Chesterton

1874 - 1936

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 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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A Quote by Gilbert Keith Chesterton on garden

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What a glorious garden of wonders the lights of Broadway would be to anyone lucky enough to be unable to read.

Gilbert Chesterton (1874 - 1936)

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