Gilbert Chesterton

1874 - 1936

A Quote by Gilbert Keith Chesterton on art and morality

Art, like morality, consists in drawing a line somewhere.

Gilbert Chesterton (1874 - 1936)

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A Quote by Gilbert Keith Chesterton on cleverness, equality, men, and stupidity

The doctrine of human equality reposes on this: that there is no man really clever who has not found that he is stupid. There is no big man who has not felt small. Some men never feel small; but these are the few men who are.

Gilbert Chesterton (1874 - 1936)

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A Quote by Gilbert Keith Chesterton on authors, good, heroism, novelty, and truth

A good novel tells us the truth about it's hero; but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author.

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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A Quote by Gilbert Keith Chesterton on anger, discontent, and divinity

Human anger is a higher thing than what is called divine discontent. For you must be angry with something; but you cannot be discontented with everything.

Gilbert Chesterton (1874 - 1936)

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