Gilbert Keith Chesterton
Materialists and madmen never have doubts.
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I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.
Never invoke the gods unless you really want them to appear. It annoys them very much.
You can only find truth with logic if you have already found it without it.
Truth must necessarily be stranger than fiction for fiction is the creation of the human mind and therefore congenial to it.
The only words that ever satisfied me as describing Nature are the terms used in fairy books, charm, spell, enchantment. They express the arbitrariness of the fact and its mystery.
Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means government by the badly educated.
There is something to be said for every error but, whatever may be said for it, the most important thing to be said about it is that it is erroneous.
A good novel tells you the truth about its hero but a bad novel tells you the truth about its author.
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.
The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost.
When you hire that first person, then you're a boss. You've got performance reviews. You've got complaints about not making enough money. You've got people who are just going to sell your story to the tabloids.
When you strike at a king, you must kill him.
One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.
Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
The public is upset. If they haven't lost their job, they know somebody that has. If they haven't lost their house, they know somebody that has. What do you do? When something's wrong, it's government's job to fix it, it must be government that's responsible for causing it.
Many believe - and I believe - that I have been designated for this work by God. In spite of my old age, I do not want to give it up I work out of love for God and I put all my hope in Him.
I hope that what you take away from my album is not just the music - which I did want to be fun, and I did want it to be about individuality, but please also take away from it that there's no dream that's too big.
Every morning is a fresh day,start it with a smile
But what we can do, as flawed as we are, is still see God in other people, and do our best to help them find their own grace. That's what I strive to do, that's what I pray to do every day.
I love power. But it is as an artist that I love it. I love it as a musician loves his violin, to draw out its sounds and chords and harmonies.