Gilbert Keith Chesterton
Never invoke the gods unless you really want them to appear. It annoys them very much.
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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.
Every man has his own courage, and is betrayed because he seeks in himself the courage of other persons.
Coincidences are spiritual puns.
The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting. It has been found difficult and left untried.
Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of a readiness to die.
Art consists of limitation. The most beautiful part of every picture is the frame.
A good novel tells you the truth about its hero but a bad novel tells you the truth about its author.
I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.
Angels can fly because they take themselves lightly.
Truth must necessarily be stranger than fiction for fiction is the creation of the human mind and therefore congenial to it.
Golf is a game in which one endeavors to control a ball with implements ill adapted for the purpose.
Whoever loves becomes humble. Those who love have, so to speak, pawned a part of their narcissism.
There were points in my life where I felt oddly irresistible to women. I'm not in that state now and that makes me sad.
Before you, I engage myself to serve my country with the devotion and the exemplary that this post demands. I understand responsibilities of the job and, as such, I give a republican salute to Nicolas Sarkozy who has led France for 5 years and who deserves all of our respect.
The talent of success is nothing more than doing what you can do well, and doing well whatever you do without thought of fame. If it comes at all it will come because it is deserved, not because it is sought after.
I think it would be cool if you were writing a ransom note on your computer, if the paper clip popped up and said, 'Looks like you're writing a ransom note. Need help? You should use more forceful language, you'll get more money.'
The worst thing in this world, next to anarchy, is government.
In the nineteenth century the problem was that God is dead. In the twentieth century the problem is that man is dead.
What would be ugly in a garden constitutes beauty in a mountain.
Music is a great natural high and a great natural escape.