Gilbert Chesterton

1874 - 1936

A Quote by Gilbert Keith Chesterton on good and meaning

The word "good" has many meanings. For example, if a man were to shoot his grandmother at a range of five hundred yards, I would call him a good shot, but not necessarily a good man.

Gilbert Chesterton (1874 - 1936)

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A Quote by Gilbert Keith Chesterton on certainty and good

The more we are certain what good is, the more we shall see good in everything.

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A Quote by Gilbert Keith Chesterton on ideas

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There is one thing which gives radiance to everything. It is the idea of something around the corner.

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A Quote by Gilbert Keith Chesterton on dignity, human rights, and people

When people begin to ignore human dignity, it will not be long before they begin to ignore human rights.

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A Quote by Gilbert Keith Chesterton on honesty and jokes

Jokes are generally honest. Complete solemnity is always dishonest.

Gilbert Chesterton (1874 - 1936)

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A Quote by Gilbert Keith Chesterton on good, jokes, and religion

It is the test of a good religion whether you can joke about it.

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A Quote by Gilbert Keith Chesterton on children, innocence, justice, love, and mercy

Children are innocent and love justice, while most adults are wicked and prefer mercy.

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A Quote by Gilbert Keith Chesterton

A man does not know what he is saying until he knows what he is not saying.

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A Quote by Gilbert Keith Chesterton on education and learning

The chief object of education is not to learn things but to unlearn things.

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A Quote by Gilbert Keith Chesterton on danger, education, and people

Without education, we are in a horrible and deadly danger of taking educated people seriously.

Gilbert Chesterton (1874 - 1936)

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