Gilbert Keith Chesterton
Never invoke the gods unless you really want them to appear. It annoys them very much.
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A good novel tells you the truth about its hero but a bad novel tells you the truth about its author.
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.
If I can put one touch of rosy sunset into the life of any man or woman, I shall feel that I have worked with God.
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.
Materialists and madmen never have doubts.
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.
The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting. It has been found difficult and left untried.
Marriage is an adventure, like going to war.
Happy the man, and happy he alone, He, who can call to-day his own He who, secure within, can say, To-morrow do thy worst, for I have lived today.
Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress but I repeat myself.
Genius is eternal patience.
No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don't want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life's change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new.
No great thing is created suddenly.
Peace and friendship with all mankind is our wisest policy, and I wish we may be permitted to pursue it.
She had lost the art of conversation but not, unfortunately, the power of speech.
You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.
My strength is as the strength of ten, Because my heart is pure.
Most of what we call management consists of making it difficult for people to get their work done.