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Cruelty is, perhaps, the worst kid of sin.
by Gilbert K. Chesterton

Cruelty is, perhaps, the worst kid of sin.
Intellectual cruelty is certainly the worst kind of cruelty.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

The traveler sees what he sees,
the tourist sees what he has come to see.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton PHOTO

There is a road from the eye to heart
that does not go through the intellect.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

The trouble with always trying to preserve the health
of the body is that it is so difficult to do without
destroying the health of the mind.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

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A woman uses her intelligence to find reasons to support her intuition.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

There are no rules of architecture for a castle in the clouds.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes
from one generation to another.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton


 

Man does not live by soap alone; and hygiene,
or even health, is not much good unless you can take a healthy view of it or,
better still, feel a healthy indifference to it.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

No man who worships education has got the best out of education...
Without a gentle contempt for education no man's education is complete.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

The poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

Art, like morality, consists in drawing the line somewhere.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

Lying in bed would be an altogether perfect and supreme
experience if only one had a colored pencil long enough to draw on the ceiling.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

I regard golf as an expensive way of playing marbles.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

Art consists of limitation.
The most beautiful part of every picture is the frame.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

Let your religion be less of a theory and more of a love affair.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

Tradition means giving votes to the most obscure of all classes,
our ancestors.
It is the democracy of the dead.
Tradition refuses to submit to that arrogant oligarchy
who merely happen to be walking around.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice,
and then going away and doing the exact opposite.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

Compromise used to mean that half a loaf was better than no bread.
Among modern statesmen it really seems to mean that half a loaf;
is better than a whole loaf.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

True contentment is a thing as active as agriculture.
It is the power of getting out of any situation all that there is in it.
It is arduous and it is rare.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

Experience which was once claimed by the aged is now
claimed exclusively by the young.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

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 K. Chesterton

Fable is more historical than fact, because fact tells
us about one man and fable tells us about a million men.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

The family is the test of freedom; because the family
is the only thing that the free man makes for himself and by himself.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

And they that rule in England, in stately conclaves met,
alas, alas for England they have no graves as yet.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

A businessman is the only man who is forever apologizing for his occupation.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

Christianity has not been tried and found wanting;
it has been found difficult and not tried.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

New roads; new ruts.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

Love means to love that which is unlovable;
or it is no virtue at all.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

A room without books is like a body without a soul.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

In matters of truth the fact that you don't want to publish something is,
nine times out of ten, a proof that you ought to publish it.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

The Bible tells us to love our neighbors,
and also to love our enemies; probably because generally
they are the same people.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

'My country, right or wrong' is a thing no patriot
would ever think of saying except in a desperate case.
It is like saying 'My mother, drunk or sober.'
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

Nothing is poetical if plain daylight is not poetical;
and no monster should amaze us if the normal man does not amaze.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

Large organization is loose organization.
Nay, it would be almost as true to say that organization
is always disorganization.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

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

There is a great deal of difference between an eager
man who wants to read a book and the tired man who wants a book to read.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

All slang is metaphor, and all metaphor is poetry.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

The poor have sometimes objected to being governed badly;
the rich have always objected to being governed at all.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

Man seems to be capable of great virtues but not of small virtues;
capable of defying his torturer but not of keeping his temper.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

There is nothing the matter with Americans except their ideals.
The real American is all right; it is the ideal American who is all wrong.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

If I can put one touch of rosy sunset into the life of any man or woman,
I shall feel that I have worked with God.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

Women prefer to talk in twos, while men prefer to talk in threes.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

The object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth,
is to shut it again on something solid.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

Artistic temperament is the disease that afflicts amateurs.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

Never invoke the gods unless you really want them to appear.
It annoys them very much.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

The simplification of anything is always sensational.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

The only way of catching a train I have ever discovered
is to miss the train before.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

I was planning to go into architecture.
But when I arrived, architecture was filled up.
Acting was right next to it, so I signed up for acting instead.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land;
it is at last to set foot on one's own country as a foreign land.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

A new philosophy generally means in practice the praise of some old vice.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

A man does not know what he is saying until he knows what he is not saying.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

We call a man a bigot or a slave of dogma because he
is a thinker who has thought thoroughly and to a definite end.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

There is no such thing on earth as an uninteresting subject;
the only thing that can exist is an uninterested person.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

Half a truth is better than no politics.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

Science in the modern world has many uses;
its chief use,
however, is to provide long words to cover the errors of the rich.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

Journalism is popular, but it is popular mainly as fiction.
Life is one world, and life seen in the newspapers is another.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

Democracy means government by the uneducated,
while aristocracy means government by the badly educated.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

A puritan is a person who pours righteous indignation into the wrong things.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

What people call impartiality may simply mean indifference,
and what people call partiality may simply mean mental activity.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

It is the test of a good religion whether you can joke about it.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

The whole order of things is as outrageous as any miracle
which could presume to violate it.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

Journalism largely consists of saying "Lord Jones is
Dead" to people who never knew that Lord Jones was alive.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

Men feel that cruelty to the poor is a kind of cruelty to animals.
They never feel that it is an injustice to equals;
nay it is treachery to comrades.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

And when it rains on your parade, look up rather than down.
Without the rain, there would be no rainbow.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

One sees great things from the valley;
only small things from the peak.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

The honest poor can sometimes forget poverty.
The honest rich can never forget it.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

One may understand the cosmos, but never the ego;
the self is more distant than any star.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

What affects men sharply about a foreign nation is
not so much finding or not finding familiar things;
it is rather not finding them in the familiar place.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

If you do not understand a man you cannot crush him.
And if you do understand him, very probably you will not.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

An inconvenience is an adventure wrongly considered.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

When it comes to life the critical thing is whether
you take things for granted or take them with gratitude.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton


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