G. K. Chesterton Quotes
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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.
We call a man a bigot or a slave of dogma because he is a thinker who has thought thoroughly and to a definite end.
To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.
Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.
Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.
If you can make a girl laugh, you can make her do anything.
Sex is part of nature. I go along with nature.