G. K. Chesterton Quotes
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Large organization is loose organization. Nay it would be almost as true to say that organization is always disorganization.
Boys like romantic tales; but babies like realistic tales-because they find them romantic.
A good civilization spreads over us freely 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.
The true savage is a slave, and is always talking about what he must do; the true civilised man is a free man, and is always talking about what he may do.
A great classic means a man whom one can praise without having read.
Grey is a colour that always seems on the eve of changing to some other colour.
The paradox of courage is that a man must be a little careless of his life even in order to keep it.
A man running after a hat is not half so ridiculous as a man running after a wife.
I do not believe that any human being is fundamentally happier for being finally lost in a crowd, even if it is called a crowd of comrades.
Cruelty is, perhaps, the worst kind of sin. Intellectual cruelty is certainly the worst kind of cruelty.
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
It's better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone.
It's not the load that breaks you down, it's the way you carry it.
Do not grow old, no matter how long you live. Never cease to stand like curious children before the Great Mystery into which we are born.
Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.