Gilbert Keith Chesterton
Art consists of limitation. The most beautiful part of every picture is the frame.
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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.
Dogmatism does not mean the absence of thought, but the end of thought.
You can only find truth with logic if you have already found it without it.
All architecture is great architecture after sunset perhaps architecture is really a nocturnal art, like the art of fireworks.
Thieves respect property. They merely wish the property to become their property that they may more perfectly respect it.
We make our friends we make our enemies but God makes our next door neighbour.
It is not funny that anything else should fall down only that a man should fall down. Why do we laugh Because it is a gravely religious matter it is the Fall of Man. Only man can be absurd for only man can be dignified.
Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means government by the badly educated.
The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost.
Angels can fly because they take themselves lightly.
It's something we, guys, have all done. Made tapes for girls, trying to impress them, to meet them on a shared plane of aesthetics. Read them someone else's poetry because they do poetry better than you could do it, because you're too awkward to do it.
One has only as much morality as one has philosophy and poetry.
Every possession and every happiness is but lent by chance for an uncertain time, and may therefore be demanded back the next hour.
I have three kids who like Harry Potter so I was sort of aware of it. You can't really move from it: it's on buses, in stores, it's everywhere. One of my kids has read the books the other two are too small but they like the movies.
In olden times sacrifices were made at the altar - a practice which is still continued.
Never be a food snob. Learn from everyone you meet - the fish guy at your market, the lady at the local diner, farmers, cheese makers. Ask questions, try everything and eat up!
There is an urgent need for a radical revision of our current concepts of the nature of consciousness and its relationship to matter and the brain.
The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.
There can be no failure to a man who has not lost his courage, his character, his self respect, or his self-confidence. He is still a King.
In a gentle way, you can shake the world.