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lminozem: G.K. Chesterton wrote: "Most Eugenists are Euphemists. I mean merely that short words startle them, while long words soothe them. And they are utterly incapable of translating the one into the other, however obviously they mean the same thing.

buckinghamroll: Convinced wint is subtweeting G.K. Chesterton here.

QuotePicNet: "The way to love anything is to realise it might be lost." 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

clicooke: I wish I were a jellyfish That cannot fall downstairs; Of all the things I wish to wish I wish I were a jellyfish That hasn't any cares And doesn't even have to wish 'I wish I were a jellyfish That cannot fall downstairs' G.K. Chesterton (1874-1936)

Richard92614978: “This is the age in which thin and theoretic minorities can cover and conquer unconscious and untheoretic majorities.” G. K. Chesterton, Dec 20 1919

kenraggiocom: Fallacies do not cease to be fallacies because they become fashions, G.K. Chesterton. Big Church congregations do not validate heresies.

RickLondonGreen: I always like a dog so long as he isn't spelled backward. ~G.K. Chesterton

GLNATMeyer: G.K. Chesterton — 'The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting. It has been found difficult; and left untried.'

thescareyone: G. K. Chesterton was a big man. 6 ft 4 and well padded. On one occasion he remarked to his friend George Bernard Shaw, "To look at you, anyone would think a famine had struck England." Shaw retorted, "To look at you, anyone would think you had caused it."

robertoriverosa: Your Daily Dose of Sanity from G.K. Chesterton:

JMJCatholic: The great saint may be said to mix all his thoughts with thanks. All goods look better when they look like gifts. G.K. Chesterton

dwmclaurin: "A man who says that no patriot should attack the war until it is over... is saying no good son should warn his mother of a cliff until she has fallen." G. K. Chesterton

technetheologia: A Socialist means a man who wants all the chimneys swept and all the chimney-sweeps paid for it." —G.K. Chesterton, The Complete Father Brown Series

RuralUSCatholic: A Minute with G K Chesterton >>>

HawkSMI: It’s Friday - “Fallacies do not cease to be fallacies because they become fashions.” G.K. Chesterton. Enjoy your day. Hawk

ChristaKinde: "To have a right to do a thing is not at all the same as to be right in doing it." —G. K. Chesterton amwriting

ashley_kmarie: 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

Domenic_Toronto: "The modern man is in favour of introducing order into everything except his own ideas." -G.K. Chesterton

Mary_Burgess: "Boundaries are the most beautiful things in the world. To love anything is to love its boundaries." ~ G. K. Chesterton

VirgilPattarino: “No man can no more possess a private religion than he can possess a private sun and moon.” G.K. Chesterton

jimhuffman: G. K. Chesterton: "The true conservative is a constant revolutionary."

AnthonyRThurst3: The greatest of evils is not in a wine glass rather a looking glass: pride. -G.K. Chesterton

GerardOShock: The madness of tomorrow is not in Moscow, but much more in Manhattan. —G. K. Chesterton

gregoryhake: “An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is only and adventure wrongly considered.” —G.K. Chesterton

RadioFree925: “A bigot is not the one thinks he’s right... every sane man or woman thinks they’re right. The bigot is the one can’t understand how the other person came to be wrong” - G.K. Chesterton

tagallagher4: Alicia Silverstone + G.K. Chesterton. Lolz.

waddatwit: “You've got that eternal idiotic idea that if anarchy came it would come from the poor. Why should it? The poor have been rebels, but they have never been anarchists; they have more interest than anyone else in there being some decent government.“ G.K. Chesterton

SouthOfJericho: The wild worship of lawlessness and the materialist worship of law end in the same void.- G. K. Chesterton

TweakingO: "The word "good" has many meanings. For example, if-man were to shoot his grandmother at-range of five hundred yards,-should call him-good shot, but not necessarily-good man." - G.K. Chesterton

notamro: “If you will not have rules, you will have rulers.” — G. K. Chesterton

theCraigHenry: A stiff apology is a second insult. The injured party does not want to be compensated because he has been wronged; he wants to be healed because he has been hurt. - G.K. Chesterton

kiely_leo: “Nobody has any business to use the word ‘progress’ unless he has a definite creed and a cast-iron code of morals. Nobody can be progressive without being doctrinal; I might almost say that nobody can be progressive without being infallible.” -G.K. Chesterton

MathewBeta: Thursday. I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder. -- G. K. Chesterton 2020-07-02 futhorks

bromike50: 14% done with In Defense of Sanity, by G.K. Chesterton

realpaullucas: G. K. Chesterton was the master of contrasting opposites.

TweakingO: "Drink because you are happy, but never because you are miserable." - G.K. Chesterton

AAPublishingLLC: “I feel positive pleasure in being stranded in quiet places, in neglected corners where nothing ever happens and anything may happen. We need solitude in such places to let certain suggestions soak into us and make a richer soil for the subconscious.” – G. K. Chesterton – Editors

AAPublishingLLC: “If you look at other men with common curiosity and pleasure, break out of this tiny theater in which your own little plot is always played, you will find yourself under a freer sky, in a street full of splendid strangers.” – G. K. Chesterton – The Editors

Danielsj007: Where does a wise man hide a leaf? In the forest. But what does he do if there is no forest? He grows a forest to hide it in. -G K Chesterton

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

jose_veronicur: “If you don’t see the use of it, I certainly won’t let you clear it away. Go away and think. Then, when you can come back and tell me that you do see the use of it, I may allow you to destroy it.” - G.K. Chesterton

ABroader: “Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live, taking the form of a readiness to die.” ~G.K. Chesterton

TinsleyCollins: "When fishes flew and forests walked And figs grew upon thorn, Some moment when the moon was blood Then surely I was born....." G K Chesterton, The Donkey. Look it up, it's wonderful.

RogueKingHQ: 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

WorkerJulian: On page 38 of 168 of Orthodoxy, by G.K. Chesterton

Inspired2Share: "The way to love anything is to realise it might be lost." G K Chesterton

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

RealistPhysics: “I say that a man must be certain of his morality for the simple reason that he has to suffer for it.” G.K. Chesterton

RayFrench15: ‘A good novel tells us the truth about its hero; but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author’ - G.K. Chesterton

thierry_ubi: [8:36 AM] It isn't that they can't see the solution, it's that they can't see the problem. ~G.K. Chesterton

MikesJokesEtc: The true object of all human life is play. Earth is a task garden; heaven is a playground. -G K Chesterton

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

john316marshall: G K Chesterton said of St Francis: “He seems to have liked everybody, but especially those whom everybody disliked him for liking.” Sounds like Jesus.

Inspired2Share: "Love means to love that which is unlovable. Otherwise it is no virtue at all." G. K. Chesterton

welfordwrites: Don't ever take a fence down until you know the reason it was put up. G K Chesterton

zidrees560: "Never deny a diagnosis, but do deny the negative verdict that may go with it." -G. K. Chesterton

jeremiahwomack: G.K. Chesterton once said that every generation loses the Gospel and every generation is charged with it’s recovery.

RamiahLazo: “How much LARGER your life would be if your self could be ‘smaller’ in it.” — G.K. Chesterton

sjstoops60: The aim of life is appreciation. - G.K. Chesterton

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

romi_mr: “The poor have sometimes objected to being governed badly. The rich have always objected to being governed at all.”–G. K.Chesterton

AgencyBelly: "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

tao_happiness: "The true object of all human life is play." — G.K. Chesterton 。

david_cort7: G.K. Chesterton said the mythologies of the ages “sought God through imagination, or sought truth by means of beauty.” If that’s true then Tolkien and Lewis have guided us past the dragons, and that much closer to hope of our collective story.  

RebekahValerius: “The Methuselahite” by G.K. Chesterton

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

jsmian: "A horrible suspicion that has haunted me is the Conservative and the Progressive are secretly in partnership. That the quarrel they keep up in public is a put-up job, and the way they perpetually play into each other’s hands is not an everlasting coincidence." - G.K. Chesterton

WorkerJulian: On page 27 of 168 of Orthodoxy, by G.K. Chesterton

AAPublishingLLC: “I feel positive pleasure in being stranded in quiet places, in neglected corners where nothing ever happens and anything may happen. We need solitude in such places to let certain suggestions soak into us and make a richer soil for the subconscious.” – G. K. Chesterton – Editors

thierry_ubi: [8:21 PM] It isn't that they can't see the solution, it's that they can't see the problem. ~G.K. Chesterton

myraketterman: A quote from one of my favs: “Jesus promised his disciples three things: they would be completely fearless, absurdly happy, and in constant trouble.” -- G.K. Chesterton

RockChristopher: Art, like morality, consists in drawing the line somewhere. ~ G.K. Chesterton

RickLondonGreen: There are no rules of architecture for a castle in the clouds. ~G.K. Chesterton

ruizmorelos: When G.K. Chesterton was asked “what is wrong with the world?”, he just answered “I am”... We need more Chestertons...

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JosephM56669786: 1/3 I’m reading a Book Titled “A YEAR WITH G.K. CHESTERTON, 365 days of Wisdom, Wit and Wonder” edited by Kevin Belmonte! Even Chesterton in the late 1890’s-early 1930’s (?) was a recipient of bias for his views, as are many conservatives on Social Media:

TweakingO: "Religious liberty might be supposed to mean that everybody is free to discuss religion. In practice it means that hardly anybody is allowed to mention it." - G.K. Chesterton

JeffYi16: "I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder." G. K. Chesterton

inc_belly: "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

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

raingerj53: "People generally quarrel because they cannot argue." G. K. Chesterton

leadershipcraft: “Fallacies do not cease to be fallacies because they become fashions.”(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

DevCatchy: 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

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

MBrainskate: “If you didn’t seem to be hiding nobody hunts you out.” - G.K. Chesterton

AustinKlise: "You cannot grow a beard in a moment of passion." - G.K Chesterton.

Jose_Leonor18: There is only one important truth about the fashion of this world, and that is that it passes away. - G. K. Chesterton

iMattBell: I’m starting an online course on G.K. Chesterton and I can’t be happier to be back in a classroom I’m not teaching.

bromike50: 14% done with In Defense of Sanity, by G.K. Chesterton

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

DecentFilms: “It is an old story that, while we may need somebody like Dominic to convert the heathen to Christianity, we are in even greater need of somebody like Francis, to convert the Christians to Christianity.” (G.K. Chesterton)

MikesJokesEtc: An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered. -G. K. Chesterton

quuquu: Evil always takes advantage of ambiguity. - G.K.Chesterton

PapusSecond: The Cosmos is about the smallest hole that a man can hide his head in G. K. Chesterton

LearnLeapLean: "Humor can get in under the door while seriousness is still fumbling at the handle." ― G K Chesterton (1874–1936)

jdmaresco: “The poor have sometimes objected to being governed badly; the rich have always objected to being governed at all. Aristocrats were always anarchists.” —G.K. Chesterton, The Man Who Was Thursday

pastorjoshmw: “The purpose of an open mind is like the purpose of an open mouth, to shut it again on something solid.” -G.K. Chesterton

leadershipcraft: “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)



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