Gilbert Keith Chesterton quotes

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“A room without books is like a body without a soul.”

— Gilbert Keith Chesterton

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“The way to love anything is to realize that it may be lost.”

— Gilbert Keith Chesterton

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“A woman uses her intelligence to find reasons to support her intuition.”

— Gilbert Keith Chesterton

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“Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another.”

— Gilbert Keith Chesterton

“One sees great things from the valley; only small things from the peak.”

— Gilbert Keith Chesterton

“To love means loving the unlovable. To forgive means pardoning the unpardonable. Faith means believing the unbelievable. Hope means hoping when everything seems hopeless.”

— Gilbert Keith Chesterton

“And when it rains on your parade, look up rather than down. Without the rain, there would be no rainbow.”

— Gilbert Keith Chesterton

“The true object of all human life is play. Earth is a task garden; heaven is a playground.”

— Gilbert Keith Chesterton

“Christianity has not been tried and found wanting; it has been found difficult and not tried.”

— Gilbert Keith Chesterton

“When we were children we were grateful to those who filled our stockings at Christmas time. Why are we not grateful to God for filling our stockings with legs?”

— Gilbert Keith Chesterton

“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.”

— Gilbert Keith Chesterton

“When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude.”

— Gilbert Keith Chesterton

“I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.”

— Gilbert Keith Chesterton

“Let your religion be less of a theory and more of a love affair.”

— Gilbert Keith Chesterton

“Tolerance is the virtue of the man without convictions.”

— Gilbert Keith Chesterton

“Lying in bed would be an altogether perfect and supreme experience if only one had a colored pencil long enough to draw on the ceiling.”

— Gilbert Keith Chesterton

“The Bible tells us to love our neighbors, and also to love our enemies; probably because generally they are the same people.”

— Gilbert Keith Chesterton

“The poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese.”

— Gilbert Keith Chesterton

“Marriage is an adventure, like going to war.”

— Gilbert Keith Chesterton

“The traveler sees what he sees, the tourist sees what he has come to see.”

— Gilbert Keith Chesterton

“Art, like morality, consists in drawing the line somewhere.”

— Gilbert Keith Chesterton

“Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means government by the badly educated.”

— Gilbert Keith Chesterton

“Love means to love that which is unlovable; or it is no virtue at all.”

— Gilbert Keith Chesterton

“One may understand the cosmos, but never the ego; the self is more distant than any star.”

— Gilbert Keith Chesterton

“There is nothing the matter with Americans except their ideals. The real American is all right; it is the ideal American who is all wrong.”

— Gilbert Keith Chesterton

“The family is the test of freedom; because the family is the only thing that the free man makes for himself and by himself.”

— Gilbert Keith Chesterton

“The only way to be sure of catching a train is to miss the one before it.”

— Gilbert Keith Chesterton

“The aim of life is appreciation; there is no sense in not appreciating things; and there is no sense in having more of them if you have less appreciation of them.”

— Gilbert Keith Chesterton

“I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite.”

— Gilbert Keith Chesterton

“It isn't that they can't see the solution. It is that they can't see the problem.”

— Gilbert Keith Chesterton
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