Who is G. K. Chesterton

Gilbert Keith Chesterton, KC*SG (29 May 1874 – 14 June 1936), was an English writer, poet, philosopher, dramatist, journalist, orator, lay theologian, biographer, and literary and art critic. Chesterton is often referred to as the "prince of paradox". Time magazine has observed of his writing style: "Whenever possible Chesterton made his points with popular sayings, proverbs, allegories—first carefully turning them inside out."

Chesterton is well known for his fictional priest-detective Father Brown, and for his reasoned 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 mo...
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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....
  • Vulgarised
    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...
  • Vanity
    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....
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Top 10 most used topics by G. K. Chesterton

God 59 World 45 Great 32 Heaven 31 Earth 30 Never 27 Night 26 Gold 26 Face 26 Sun 26

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  • Yokabituslaw: "i owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite." -- g. k. chesterton
  • Auf2020: "i would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder. " g.k. chesterton
  • Docuterror: “without education, we are in a horrible and deadly danger of taking educated people seriously.” ― g.k. chesterton . are our children being indoctrinated or educated?
  • Rubylove1122: “the way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost.” (g.k. chesterton)
  • Davidgreen1517: "do not be so open-minded that your brains fall out." g.k chesterton
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