G. K. Chesterton Quotes






Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers. In the perfect stranger we perceive man himself; the image of a God is not disguised by resemblances to an uncle or doubts of wisdom of a mustache.


My country, right or wrong, is a thing that no patriot would think of saying except in a desperate case. It is like saying, My mother, drunk or sober.

My country, right or wrong, is a thing that no patriot would think of saying except in a desperate case. It is like saying, My mother, drunk or sober.






There are no wise few. Every aristocracy that has ever existed has behaved, in all essential points, exactly like a small mob.












An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered.



By a curious confusion, many modern critics have passed from the proposition that a masterpiece may be unpopular to the other proposition that unless it is unpopular it cannot be a masterpiece.






I still believe in liberalism today as much as I ever did, but, oh, there was a happy time when I believed in liberals...

If a rhinoceros were to enter this resteraunt now, there is no denying he would have great power here. But I would be the first to rise and assure him that he had no authority whatever.






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