Gilbert Keith Chesterton
Never invoke the gods unless you really want them to appear. It annoys them very much.
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It is the test of a good religion whether you can joke about it.
Every man has his own courage, and is betrayed because he seeks in himself the courage of other persons.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dogmatism does not mean the absence of thought, but the end of thought.
People who make history know nothing about history. You can see that in the sort of history they make.
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.
Truth must necessarily be stranger than fiction for fiction is the creation of the human mind and therefore congenial to it.
No emancipation without that of society.
I may be the only mother in America who knows exactly what their child is up to all the time.
If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.
What does it mean to pre-board? Do you get on before you get on?
You either love or you hate. You live in the middle, you get nothing.
Science is fun. Science is curiosity. We all have natural curiosity. Science is a process of investigating. It's posing questions and coming up with a method. It's delving in.
The key is to get to know people and trust them to be who they are. Instead, we trust people to be who we want them to be - and when they're not, we cry.
Wealth, like happiness, is never attained when sought after directly. It comes as a by-product of providing a useful service.
The whole aspect of cinema and film festivals should be a moment to come together and celebrate art and humanity. It would be a shame if there was such a divide.
Our work on light bulbs wasn't an arbitrary mandate. We didn't just pick a standard out of the air, or look for a catchy sounding standard like 25 by 2025 not based in science or feasibility. Instead, we worked with both industry and environmental groups to come up with a standard that made sense and was doable.