Quotes by G.K. Chesterton

When we were children we were grateful to those who filled our stockings at Christmas time. Why are we not grateful to God for filling our stockings with legs?
-G.K. Chesterton

I need not pause to explain that crime is not a disease. It is criminology that is a disease.
– G.K. Chesterton

You can never have a revolution in order to establish a democracy. You must have a democracy in order to have a revolution.
– G K Chesterton

Coincidences are spiritual puns.
– G.K. Chesterton

Family is the theatre of the spiritual drama, the place where things happen, especially the things that matter.
– G.K. Chesterton

“My country, right or wrong,” is a thing that no patriot would think of saying except in a desperate case. It is like saying, “My mother, drunk or sober.”
– G.K. Chesterton

Literature is a luxury; fiction is a necessity.
– G.K. Chesterton

Without education, we are in a horrible and deadly danger of taking educated people seriously.
– G.K. Chesterton

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