G. K. Chesterton Quotes
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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.
I do not believe in a fate that falls on men however they act; but I do believe in a fate that falls on them unless they act.
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.
It is not greedy to enjoy a good dinner, any more than it is greedy to enjoy a good concert. But I do think there is something greedy about trying to enjoy the dinner and the concert at the same time.
One of the great disadvantages of hurry is that it takes such a long time.
The trouble about always trying to preserve the health of the body is that it is so difficult to do without destroying the health of the mind.
The disadvantage of men not knowing the past is that they do not know the present. History is a hill or high point of vantage, from which alone men see the town in which they live or the age in which they are living.
When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.
I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.
Every day should be passed as if it were to be our last.
Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.
To be a great champion you must believe you are the best. If you're not, pretend you are.