Gilbert Chesterton

1874 - 1936

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.

Gilbert Chesterton (1874 - 1936)

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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.

Gilbert Chesterton (1874 - 1936)

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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.

Gilbert Chesterton (1874 - 1936)

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A Quote by Gilbert Keith Chesterton on education

Education is the period during which you are being instructed by somebody you do not know, about something you do not want to know.

Gilbert Chesterton (1874 - 1936)

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A Quote by Gilbert Keith Chesterton on cities, criticism, family, men, and sacred

Only men to whom the family is sacred will ever have a standard or a status by which to criticize the State. They alone can appeal to something more holy than the gods of the city.

Gilbert Chesterton (1874 - 1936)

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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 fighting

In the end it will not matter to us whether we fought with flails or reeds. It will matter to us greatly on what side we fought.

Gilbert Chesterton (1874 - 1936)

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A Quote by Gilbert Keith Chesterton on christianity, difficulty, and idealism

The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting. It has been found difficult; and left untried.

Gilbert Chesterton (1874 - 1936)

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