G. K. Chesterton Quotes
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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.
There are two kinds of people in the world: the conscious dogmatists and the unconscious dogmatists. I have always found myself that the unconscious dogmatists were by far the most dogmatic.
Things don't change. You change your way of looking, that's all.
Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value.
Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.
You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us. And the world will live as one.
A lover's life lies in death. You shall not find a heart without losing the heart.