Gilbert Keith Chesterton
It is the test of a good religion whether you can joke about it.
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Materialists and madmen never have doubts.
Angels can fly because they take themselves lightly.
Thieves respect property. They merely wish the property to become their property that they may more perfectly respect it.
The men who really believe in themselves are all in lunatic asylums.
People who make history know nothing about history. You can see that in the sort of history they make.
Happy is he who still loves something he loved in the nursery He has not been broken in two by time he is not two men, but one, and he has saved not only his soul, but his life.
Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means government by the badly educated.
The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting. It has been found difficult and left untried.
Art consists of limitation. The most beautiful part of every picture is the frame.
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.
Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together, but do so with all your heart.
No man likes to have his intelligence or good faith questioned, especially if he has doubts about it himself.
A wise woman knows how to summon her courage and do what is right, rather than what is easy.
His talent was as natural as the pattern that was made by the dust on a butterfly's wings. At one time he understood it no more than the butterfly did and he did not know when it was brushed or marred.
I try to give the media as many confusing images as I can to retain my freedom. What's real is for my children and the people I live with.
To think is of itself to be useful it is always and in all cases a striving toward God.
If there existed no external means for dimming their consciences, one-half of the men would at once shoot themselves, because to live contrary to one's reason is a most intolerable state, and all men of our time are in such a state.
I have to say that when you tour the world, obviously, the jetlags and different hours and ways of living and traveling, a lot of hours in the plane, and you wake up in the morning and you're not quite sure where you are, and it is very tiring.
That writer does the most who gives his reader the most knowledge and takes from him the least time.
The moral virtues, then, are produced in us neither by nature nor against nature. Nature, indeed, prepares in us the ground for their reception, but their complete formation is the product of habit.