G. K. Chesterton Quotes
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The world will never starve for want of wonders.
I am not absentminded. It is the presence of mind that makes me unaware of everything else.
An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered.
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.
The dignity of the artist lies in his duty of keeping awake the sense of wonder in the world. In this long vigil he often has to vary his methods of stimulation; but in this long vigil he is also himself striving against a continual tendency to sleep.
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.
When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.
Don't gain the world and lose your soul, wisdom is better than silver or gold.
Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.
Never go to bed mad. Stay up and fight.
There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.