G. K. Chesterton Quotes
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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.
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.
Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again, but expecting different results.
I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter.
Before God we are all equally wise-equally foolish.
Its better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what your not.
Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.