G. K. Chesterton Quotes
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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.
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.
The ultimate test of a relationship is to disagree but hold hands.
You have to live your life according to what comforts you, not what the rest of your family thinks you ought to be doing.
You cannot wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.
To understand is hard. Once one understands, action is easy.
I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.