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It is the test of a good religion whether you can joke about it.


G. K. Chesterton

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My country, right or wrong is a thing that no patriot would think of saying except in a desperate ca...
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Soldiers have many faults, but they have one redeeming merit; they are never worshippers of force. S...
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Their is a road from the eye to heart that does not go through the intellect.
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With any recovery from morbidity there must go a certain healthy humiliation.
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The home is not the one tame place in the world of adventure. It is the one wild place in the world ...
G. K. CHESTERTON
Man does not live by soap alone; and hygiene, or even health, is not much good unless you can take a...
G. K. CHESTERTON
You cannot love a thing without wanting to fight for it.
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Compromise used to mean that half a loaf was better than no bread. Among modern statesmen it really ...
G. K. CHESTERTON
Some men never feel small, but these are the few men who are.
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A building is akin to dogma; it is insolent, like dogma. Whether or no it is permanent, it claims pe...
G. K. CHESTERTON
Those thinkers who cannot believe in any gods often assert that the love of humanity would be in its...
G. K. CHESTERTON
It is not funny that anything else should fall down; only that a man should fall down. Why do we lau...
G. K. CHESTERTON
A good novel tells us the truth about its hero; but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author.
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A puritan is a person who pours righteous indignation into the wrong things.
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Buddhism is not a creed, it is a doubt.
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You can never have a revolution in order to establish a democracy. You must have a democracy in orde...
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Silence is the unbearable repartee.
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People generally quarrel because they can't argue.
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I say that a man must be certain of his morality for the simple reason that he has to suffer for it.
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I believe in getting into hot water; it keeps you clean.
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The rich are the scum of the earth in every country.
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There is no such thing on earth as an uninteresting subject; the only thing that can exist is an uni...
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There nearly always is a method in madness. It's what drives men mad, being methodical.
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The Bible tells us to love our neighbors, and also to love our enemies; probably because they are ge...
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Brave men are all vertebrates; they have their softness on the surface and their toughness in the ...
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It isn't that they can't see the solution. It's that they can't see the problem.
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When we were children we were grateful to those who filled our stockings at Christmas time. Why are ...
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What a glorious garden of wonders the lights of Broadway would be to anyone lucky enough to be unabl...
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Materialists and madmen never have doubts.
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All good was a remnant.
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The lunatic is the man who lives in a small world but thinks it is a large one; he is the man who li...
G. K. CHESTERTON
Carlyle said that men were mostly fools. Christianity, with a surer and more reverend realism, says ...
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The only words that ever satisfied me as describing Nature are the terms used in fairy books, charm,...
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Being ''contented'' ought to mean in English, as it does in French, being pleased. Being content wit...
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Commemoration of Mary Slessor, Missionary in West Africa, 1915 It is vain for bishops and pious b...
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Feast of Bartholomew the Apostle It is often said with a sneer that the God of Israel was only a ...
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The coziness between church and state is good for the state and bad for the church.
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Men do not differ much about what things they will call evils; they differ enormously about what evi...
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Angels can fly because they take themselves lightly; devils fall because of their gravity.
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Christianity has not been tried and found wanting; it has been found difficult and not tried.
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Life exists for the love of music or beautiful things.
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Better to have loved a short man than never to have loved a tall.
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Every politician is emphatically a promising politician.
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All that we call spirit and art and ecstacy only means that for one awful instant we remember that w...
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