G. K. Chesterton Quotes
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One may understand the cosmos, but never the ego; the self is more distant than any star.
A tragedy means always a mans struggle with that which is stronger than man.
What affects men sharply about a foreign nation is not so much finding or not finding familiar things; it is rather not finding them in the familiar place.
If you do not understand a man you cannot crush him. And if you do understand him, very probably you will not.
The poetry of art is in beholding the single tower; the poetry of nature in seeing the single tree; the poetry of love in following the single woman; the poetry of religion in worshipping the single star.
Virtue is not the absence of vices or the avoidance of moral dangers; virtue is a vivid and separate thing, like pain or a particular smell.
The vulgar man is always the most distinguished, for the very desire to be distinguished is vulgar.
Variability is one of the virtues of a woman. It avoids the crude requirement of polygamy. So long as you have one good wife you are sure to have a spiritual harem.
I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite.
Do not free a camel of the burden of his hump: you may be freeing him from being a camel.
To be a great champion you must believe you are the best. If you're not, pretend you are.
There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.
If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain.
Things don't change. You change your way of looking, that's all.
Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.