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Joanna__: "The way to love anything is to realise it might be lost." G K Chesterton

bob45831068: “Professionals built the Titanic; an amateur built the Ark.” Father Brown in The Grim Reaper, by G.K. Chesterton

IgnatiusPress: Sometimes G.K. Chesterton goes too far---but here's why. The FORMED Book Club begins its discussion of "In Defense Of Sanity: The Best Essays of G.K. Chesterton" (

HariRVA: Well, it’s a shame the book was never published. There’d be more stories to tell. - G. K. CHESTERTON

Hapi_Harvester: "If a thing is worth doing, it is worth doing badly." -G.K. Chesterton

RTSSllc: "The roll?g stone rol? echo?g from rock 2 rock, but the roll?g stone is dead.The moss is silent because the moss is al?e" G.K.Chesterton

JeskaiAngel: Pretty Boy Detective Club is so much more hilariously trippy than I expected. Strangely, it reminds me a little of G.K. Chesterton's The Man Who Was Thursday, a surreal thriller from a completely different time, place, and medium.

Fajri_W_: Truth must necessarily be stranger than fiction, for fiction is the creation of the human mind and therefore congenial to it. G.K. Chesterton

CONSCIOUSBEATS: “Music with dinner is an insult both to the cook and the violinist.”―G.K. Chesterton

rajanugrankar: Only a man who knows nothing of reason talks of reasoning without any facts to start with;------------G.K.Chesterton.

mgfchurch: "The issue is now clear. It is between light and darkness and everyone must choose his side." - G.K. Chesterton

jobacala: There should be priests to remind us that we will one day die. And artists to remind us that we are not dead yet. –G.K. Chesterton

Fajri_W_: It may be that He has the eternal appetite of infancy; for we have sinned and grown old, and our Father is younger than we. G.K. Chesterton

ConorLynchEsq: “So strong is tradition that later generations will dream of what they have never seen.” - G. K. Chesterton

thierry_ubi: [3:16 PM] It isn't that they can't see the solution, it's that they can't see the problem. ~G.K. Chesterton

HettingClaus: It is said that when people stop believing in religion, they will believe in nothing. In fact, it's a lot worse than that. They will believe in anything. - Paraphrased from G.K. Chesterton.

ReneKita: "Anything worth doing is worth doing badly and putting it on Bandcamp." G. K. Chesterton

BlackIrishI: We fear men so much, because we fear God so little. One fear cures another. When man's terror scares you, turn your thoughts to the wrath of God. G. K. Chesterton

JohnHoodNC: Today's wisdom from G.K. Chesterton: “There runs a strange law through the length of human history — that men are continually tending to undervalue their environment, to undervalue their happiness, to undervalue themselves.”

JurgenSchulz: The command of Christ is impossible, but it is not insane; it is rather sanity preached to a planet of lunatics. – G.K. Chesterton

seun_inc: “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

evangelcs: "The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him." —G.K. Chesterton

MitchBelfast: ‘The riddles of God are more satisfying than the solutions of man.’ G. K. Chesterton

matalascalla: Sir Herbert James Gunn, "Conversation piece", 1932 G. K. Chesterton, Maurice Baring e Hillaire Belloc

p21_314: There should be priests to remind us that we will one day die. And artists to remind us that we are not dead yet. - G.K. Chesterton

FASTnFIERCE: When people stop believing in God, they don’t believe in nothing; they believe in anything. (G. K. Chesterton)

Jeff_28_08_1982: “There is a thought that stops all thought, and that is the only thought that ought to be stopped.” - G. K. Chesterton

lukestevenbarry: “The poet only asks to get his head into the heavens. It is the logician who seeks to get the heavens into his head. And it is his head that splits.” G.K. Chesterton

TweakingO: "Men do not differ much about what things they will call evils; they differ enormously about what evils they will call excusable." - G.K. Chesterton

_Tippanu: I am not absentminded. It is the presence of mind that makes me unaware of everything else. G.K. Chesterton

horne_tooke: “If there were no God, there would be no atheists.” ― G.K. Chesterton

lappsnews: Tigray freedom fighter's fight for the survival of his Nation and for the sovereignty of the Nation "The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him. G.K. Chesterton"

JeffYi16: "I do not believe in a fate that falls on men however they act; but I do believe in a fate that falls on man unless they act." G. K. Chesterton

darlingjeromy: In my 40th year on earth, I'm thrilled to announce I will be speaking at 40th Annual Chesterton Conference. G.K. Chesterton is one my heroes & a tremendous influence. Checkout the details of my talk at:

eyes_lemoneyes: “Science must not impose any philosophy, any more than the telephone must tell us what to say.” — G. K. Chesterton

dankquote: “Science must not impose any philosophy, any more than the telephone must tell us what to say.” — G. K. Chesterton

Tim_Suttle: “There are no uninteresting things, only uninterested people.” G.K. Chesterton

thierry_ubi: [1:14 AM] It isn't that they can't see the solution, it's that they can't see the problem. ~G.K. Chesterton

davidlmcpherson: “The aim of life is appreciation; there is no sense in not appreciating things; and there is no sense in having more of them if you have less appreciation of them.” -- G. K. Chesterton

Joanna__: "Love means to love that which is unlovable. Otherwise it is no virtue at all." G. K. Chesterton

136Apologetics: Do not be so open-minded that your brains fall out. - G K Chesterton

Quotesme_: "The way to love anything is to realise it might be lost." G K Chesterton

_Tippanu: I am not absentminded. It is the presence of mind that makes me unaware of everything else. G.K. Chesterton

wrathofgnon: “The man who lives in a small community lives in a much larger world. He knows much more of the fierce varieties of men.” — G.K. Chesterton

luqmanitsnan: What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals. – G. K. Chesterton

victoria_grif7: “Literature is a luxury; fiction is a necessity.” —G.K. Chesterton

smile_plz12: I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder. (G.K. Chesterton)

theakshaydude: I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder. -- G. K. Chesterton

jannyn56: “To love means loving the unlovable. To forgive means pardoning the unpardonable. Faith means believing the unbelievable. Hope means hoping when everything seems hopeless.” -G.K. Chesterton

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thierry_ubi: [12:46 PM] It isn't that they can't see the solution, it's that they can't see the problem. ~G.K. Chesterton

2toes_: “Music with dinner is an insult both to the cook and the violinist.”―G.K. Chesterton

skywayboundtech: No man who worships education has got the best out of education…. Without a gentle contempt for education no man’s education is complete. - G.K. Chesterton

JohnTho2200: “Pessimism is at best an emotional half-holiday; joy is the uproarious labour by which all things live.” — Orthodoxy by G. K. Chesterton

justforjedi: A dead thing can go with the stream, but only a living thing can go against it. G.K. Chesterton (The Everlasting Man) AyokoNg MalabongUsapan

Hapi_Harvester: "Do not be so open-minded that your brains fall out." -G.K. Chesterton

_Tippanu: I am not absentminded. It is the presence of mind that makes me unaware of everything else. G.K. Chesterton

welfordwrites: Americanisation, a poem by G K Chesterton. A light-hearted plea, dating from 1920, for American influence on British daily life to be resisted. Click the link!

travelingmitch: “When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude.” — G.K. Chesterton

TweakingO: "If seeds in the black earth can turn into such beautiful roses, what might not the heart of man become in its long journey toward the stars?" - G.K. Chesterton

TuckerTeague: “The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting. It has been found difficult, and left untried.” - G.K. Chesterton We know this quote, but we use it too glibly. If the Messiah has come (I believe He has) but we ignore His commands because they are too difficult...

136Apologetics: Fallacies do not cease to be fallacies because they become fashions. - G K Chesterton

DarrenPG4: “A real soldier does not fight because he has something that he hates in front of him. He fights because he has something that he loves behind his back.” G.K. Chesterton (01-14-1911)

ThinkerCatholic: When you break the big laws, you do not get freedom, you do not even get anarchy. You get the small laws. —G.K. Chesterton

LackOfView: G. K. Chesterton: A Practical Mystic, by Marshall McLuhan

tophpreston: “Many years ago the English writer G.K. Chesterton claimed that the ‘coming peril’ facing civilization was ‘standardization by a low standard.’ Today, almost a century later, Chesterton’s words have something of the mark of prophecy about them.” — Joseph Pearce

DriaPustaka: “Literature is a luxury; fiction is a necessity.” ― G.K. Chesterton

LeoBritoVzla: " My own political philosophy is very plain and humble; I can trust the uneducated, but not the badly educated." - G.K Chesterton

parrotedwords: Meaninglessness does not come from being weary of pain. Meaninglessness comes from being weary of pleasure. — G. K. Chesterton

ThatGenuFlexer: “The obvious effect of frivolous divorce will be frivolous marriage. If people can be separated for no reason they will feel it all the easier to be united for no reason.” - G.K. Chesterton

_Tippanu: I am not absentminded. It is the presence of mind that makes me unaware of everything else. G.K. Chesterton

LackOfView: G. K. Chesterton: A Practical Mystical, by Marshall McLuhan

DurhamWASP: "It is true I am of an older fashion; much that I love has been destroyed or sent into exile." G.K. Chesterton

carylloper: I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder ~ G.K. Chesterton

seyioniyitan: "It is true I am of an older fashion; much that I love has been destroyed or sent into exile." G.K. Chesterton

coaimpaul: The poor have sometimes objected to being governed badly. The rich have always objected to being governed at all. – English writer and philosopher, G.K.Chesterton.

PatrickDewind: Finished The Man Who Was Thursday by G. K. Chesterton Honestly, I thought it was a hoot.

BarnabasPiper: KINDLE DEAL: "Orthodoxy" by G.K. Chesterton is $2.99. This is on the short list of books that every Christian would benefit from reading - so good.

ekam_advityam: On G. K. Chesterton - Alan Watts

CONSCIOUSBEATS: “Music with dinner is an insult both to the cook and the violinist.”―G.K. Chesterton

_Tippanu: I am not absentminded. It is the presence of mind that makes me unaware of everything else. G.K. Chesterton

smile_plz12: I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder. (G.K. Chesterton)

ILVSHKA: Men rush towards complexity; but they yearn towards simplicity. They try to be kings; but they dream of being shepherds. - G. K. Chesterton

HerreidJohn: Caricature of G.K. Chesterton by James Pryde c. the 1930s, given as a gift to Chesterton by the artist.

Core4Sequence: "Every high civilization decays by forgetting obvious things." -G.K. Chesterton

AlexMunter: "It isn’t that they can’t see the solution. It is that they can’t see the problem." - G.K. Chesterton

chestertonsoc: What causes someone to go from being a radical right-wing nationalist to a faithful Catholic and charitable fundraiser? The answer is G.K. Chesterton. Listen to Stuart's inspirational story of how Chesterton changed his life.

_Tippanu: I am not absentminded. It is the presence of mind that makes me unaware of everything else. G.K. Chesterton

alanzo_paul: “A dead thing can go with the stream, but only a living thing can go against it.” ~ G. K. Chesterton

thierry_ubi: [5:05 PM] It isn't that they can't see the solution, it's that they can't see the problem. ~G.K. Chesterton

FrJCarlosSantos: “The point of having an open mind, like having an open mouth, is to close it upon something solid” (G.K. Chesterton)

BruceVH: Angels can fly because they take themselves lightly; devils fall because of their gravity. - G.K. Chesterton

JohnHoodNC: Today's wisdom from G.K. Chesterton: “Without education, we are in a horrible and deadly danger of taking educated people seriously.”

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IFinestQuotes: "Love means to love that which is unlovable. Otherwise it is no virtue at all." G. K. Chesterton

smile_plz12: I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder. (G.K. Chesterton)

FramboiseTart: Journalism consists largely I saying Lord Jones died to people who never knew Lord Jones was alive - G.K.Chesterton

212RV212: “The traveler sees what he sees. The tourist sees what he has come to see.” – G.K. Chesterton

DerrickDrake: "The riddles of God are more satisfying than the answers of man." G.K. Chesterton

welfordwrites: A room without books is like a body without a soul. G K Chesterton



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