Who is G. K. ChestertonGilbert Keith Chesterton (29 May 1874 – 14 June 1936) was an English writer, philosopher, lay theologian, and literary and art critic. He has been referred to as the "prince of paradox". Of his writing style, Time observed: "Whenever possible Chesterton made his points with popular sayings, proverbs, allegories—first carefully turning them inside out."Chesterton created the fictional priest-detective Father Brown, and wrote on apologetics. Even some of those who disagree with him have recognised the wide appeal of such works as Orthodoxy and The Everlasting Man. Chesterton routinely referred to himself as an "orthodox" Christian, and came to identify this position more and more with Catholicism, eventually converting to Roman Catholicism from high church Anglicanism. Biographers have ...
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G. K. Chesterton Poems
- Wine And Water
Old Noah he had an ostrich farm and fowls on the largest scale,
He ate his egg with a ladle in a egg-cup big as a pail.
And the soup he took was Elephant Soup and the fish he took was Whale.
But they all were small to the cellar he took when he set out to sail,...
- W. E. Gladstone
Lift up your heads; in life, in death,
God knoweth his head was high;
Quit we the coward's broken breath,
Who watched a strong man die....
All round they murmur, ‘O profane,
Keep thy heart's secret hid as gold';
But I, by God, would sooner be
Some knight in shattering wars of old,...
- Variations Of An Air
Old King Cole
Was a merry old soul
And a merry old soul was he
He called for his pipe...
A wan sky greener than the lawn,
A wan lawn paler than the sky.
She gave a flower into my hand,
And all the hours of eve went by....
Top 10 most used topics by G. K. ChestertonGod 59 World 45 Great 32 Heaven 31 Earth 30 Never 27 Night 26 Gold 26 Face 26 Sun 26
G. K. Chesterton Quotes
- The thing I hate about an argument is that it always interrupts a discussion.
- Poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese.
- Christianity has not been tried and found wanting; it has been found difficult, and not tried.
- A good novel tells us the truth about its hero but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author.
- You can never have a revolution in order to establish a democracy. You must have a democracy in order to have a revolution
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Jimgrayonline: “i would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder." -g.k. chesterton
Randyhain: "the mark of the barbarian, as it seems to me, is that he accepts no judgment outside himself. if opinion on his actions is not as he would wish it to be, he appeals to force." - g. k. chesterton
Morgankblair: “the secret of life lies in laughter and humility.” g.k. chesterton
Ikbenchristen: you cannot love a thing without wanting to fight for it. - g.k. chesterton -
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