G. K. Chesterton
A good novel tells us the truth about its hero but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author.
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The rich are the scum of the earth in every country.
The honest poor can sometimes forget poverty. The honest rich can never forget it.
The thing I hate about an argument is that it always interrupts a discussion.
Fallacies do not cease to be fallacies because they become fashions.
The Bible tells us to love our neighbors, and also to love our enemies probably because they are generally the same people.
People in high life are hardened to the wants and distresses of mankind as surgeons are to their bodily pains.
It is not bigotry to be certain we are right but it is bigotry to be unable to imagine how we might possibly have gone wrong.
A dead thing goes with the stream. Only a living thing can go against it.
All slang is a metaphor, and all metaphor is poetry.
Literature is a luxury fiction is a necessity.
A pity beyond all telling is hid in the heart of love.
A gift, with a kind countenance, is a double present.
An unjust peace is better than a just war.
A return to first principles in a republic is sometimes caused by the simple virtues of one man. His good example has such an influence that the good men strive to imitate him, and the wicked are ashamed to lead a life so contrary to his example.
It is possible that mankind is on the threshold of a golden age but, if so, it will be necessary first to slay the dragon that guards the door, and this dragon is religion.
The man is only half himself, the other half is his expression.
The man who makes everything that leads to happiness depends upon himself, and not upon other men, has adopted the very best plan for living happily. This is the man of moderation, the man of manly character and of wisdom.
Hopefully people can see my music is tethered to my brain.
Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life.
When museums are built these days, architects, directors, and trustees seem most concerned about social space: places to have parties, eat dinner, wine-and-dine donors. Sure, these are important these days - museums have to bring in money - but they gobble up space and push the art itself far away from the entrance.