Gilbert Chesterton

1874 - 1936

A Quote by Gilbert Keith Chesterton on christianity, difficulty, failure, trouble, and world

The trouble with Christianity is, not that its failed, but that it's never been tried . . . not that it can't remake the world, but that it's difficult.

Gilbert Chesterton (1874 - 1936)

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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.

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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