Gilbert Keith Chesterton
Art consists of limitation. The most beautiful part of every picture is the frame.
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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.
The men who really believe in themselves are all in lunatic asylums.
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.
It is the test of a good religion whether you can joke about it.
Merely having an open mind is nothing. The object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid.
Never invoke the gods unless you really want them to appear. It annoys them very much.
Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of a readiness to die.
Men feel that cruelty to the poor is a kind of cruelty to animals. They never feel that it is an injustice to equals nay it is treachery to comrades.
I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.
We make our friends we make our enemies but God makes our next door neighbour.
The whole history of science has been the gradual realization that events do not happen in an arbitrary manner, but that they reflect a certain underlying order, which may or may not be divinely inspired.
The best proof of love is trust.
The Internet: transforming society and shaping the future through chat.
Fathers are biological necessities, but social accidents.
Any man who has had the job I've had and didn't have a sense of humor wouldn't still be here.
I am prepared for the worst, but hope for the best.
They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.
That some should be rich, shows that others may become rich, and, hence, is just encouragement to industry and enterprise.
Everything family does is reflection on the other people.
I have a lot of amazing women, you know, women in my life who have been an example for me of what not to do.