G. K. Chesterton Quotes
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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.
It is as healthy to enjoy sentiment as to enjoy jam.
When you have really exhausted an experience you always reverence and love it.
People seem to fight about things very unsuitable for fighting. They make a frightful noise in support of very quiet things. They knock each other about in the name of very fragile things.
There are times when even the greatest tactician in diplomatic cunning is outclassed in his own game. It is then that he discovers that all that he thought he had gained is but loss, and that what is left of national honor and dignity is but the shadow of an illustrious past that is gone forever, or of a potentially great future that will never come.
If you judge people, you have no time to love them.
If you start by promising what you don't even have yet, you'll lose your desire to work towards getting it.
Things don't change. You change your way of looking, that's all.
Never have a companion who casts you in the shade.