Quotes by G.K. Chesterton

Fairy tales are more than true; not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.
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The Bible tells us to love our neighbors, and also to love our enemies; probably because they are generally the same people.
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I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.
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I regard golf as an expensive way of playing marbles.
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To be clever enough to get all that money, one must be stupid enough to want it.
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Marriage is an adventure, like going to war.
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What was wonderful about childhood is that anything in it was a wonder. It was not merely a world full of miracles; it was a miraculous world.
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The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.
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Education is simply the soul of society as it passes from one generation to the next.
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I do not believe in fate that falls on men however they act; but I do believe in fate that falls on them unless they act.
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There are two ways to get enough.
One is to to continue to accumulate more and more.
The other is to desire less.
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There are no uninteresting things, only uninterested people.
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If there were no God, there would be no atheists.
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The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting. It has been found difficult and left untried.
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The traveler sees what he sees. The tourist sees what he has come to see.
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The way to love anything is to realize that it may be lost.
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There are no rules of architecture for a castle in the clouds.
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There’s a lot of difference between listening and hearing.
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The criminal is the creative artist; the detective only the critic.
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When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude.
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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?
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I need not pause to explain that crime is not a disease. It is criminology that is a disease.
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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

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“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.”
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Literature is a luxury; fiction is a necessity.
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Without education, we are in a horrible and deadly danger of taking educated people seriously.
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