Gilbert K. Chesterton Quotes.
The present condition of fame is merely fashion.
A puritan is a person who pours righteous indignation into the wrong things.
A woman uses her intelligence to find reasons to support her intuition.
The only defensible war is a war of defense.
The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting; it has been found difficult and left untried.
Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children the dragons can be killed.
A society is in decay, final or transitional, when common sense really becomes uncommon.
The most dangerous criminal now is the entirely lawless modern philosopher. Compared to him, burglars and bigamists are essentially moral men.
Let a man walk ten miles steadily on a hot summer’s day along a dusty English road, and he will soon discover why beer was invented.
A good novel tells us the truth about its hero; but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author.
Women prefer to talk in twos, while men prefer to talk in threes.
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers. In the perfect stranger we perceive man himself; the image of a God is not disguised by resemblances to an uncle or doubts of wisdom of a mustache.
Man seems to be capable of great virtues but not of small virtues; capable of defying his torturer but not of keeping his temper.
A teacher who is not dogmatic is simply a teacher who is not teaching.
Drink because you are happy, but never because you are miserable.
When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude.
The poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese.