Gilbert Chesterton

1874 - 1936

A Quote by Gilbert Keith Chesterton on civilization, good, and yielding

A good civilization spreads over us like a tree, varying and yielding because it is alive. A bad civilization stands up and sticks out above us like an umbrella - artificial, mathematical in shape; not merely universal, but uniform.

Gilbert Chesterton (1874 - 1936)

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A Quote by Gilbert Keith Chesterton on bravery and men

Brave men are all vertebrates; they have their softness on the surface and their toughness in the middle.

Gilbert Chesterton (1874 - 1936)

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A Quote by Gilbert Keith Chesterton on courage, death, desires, and readiness

Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of a readiness to die.

Gilbert Chesterton (1874 - 1936)

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A Quote by Gilbert Keith Chesterton on courage, death, desires, and readiness

Courage is the strong desire to live taking the form of a readiness to die.

Gilbert Chesterton (1874 - 1936)

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A Quote by Gilbert Keith Chesterton on criticism and words

Criticism is only words about words, and of what use are words about such words as these?

Gilbert Chesterton (1874 - 1936)

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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.

Gilbert Chesterton (1874 - 1936)

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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.

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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 animals, good, and inventions

No animal ever invented anything so bad as drunkeness - or so good as drink.

Gilbert Chesterton (1874 - 1936)

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A Quote by Gilbert Keith Chesterton on cynicism, democracy, dignity, labor, people, respect, and simplicity

Americans are a very backward people, with all the real virtues of a backward people; the patriarchal simplicity and human dignity of a democracy, and a respect for labor uncorrupted by cynicism.

Gilbert Chesterton (1874 - 1936)

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