Find important quotes and citations by the author Gilbert Keith Chesterton.
Quote 2572An artist will betray himself by some sort of sincerity
Quote 2571Half a truth is better than no politics
Quote 2570A man can never quite understand a boy, even when he has been a boy
Quote 2569People in high life are hardened to the wants and distresses of mankind as surgeons are to their bodily pains
Quote 2568There are many definite methods, honest and dishonest, which make people rich; the only ''instinct'' I know of which does it is that instinct which theological Christianity crudely describes as ''the sin of avarice"
Quote 2567A dead thing can go with the stream, but only a living thing can go against it
Quote 2566Compromise used to mean that half a loaf was better than no bread. Among modern statesmen it really seems to mean that half a loaf is better than a whole loaf
Quote 2565An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered
Quote 2564There is a road from the eye to heart that does not go through the intellect.
Quote 2563Angels can fly because they take themselves lightly; devils fall because of their gravity
Quote 2562How you think when you lose determines how long it will be until you win
Quote 2561Men do not differ much about what things they will call evils; they differ enormously about what evils they will call excusable
Quote 2560Let your religion be less of a theory and more of a love affair
Quote 2559A teacher who is not dogmatic is simply a teacher who is not teaching
Quote 2558Art, like morality, consists in drawing the line somewhere.
Quote 2557I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder
Quote 2556Drink because you are happy, but never because you are miserable.
Quote 2555It isn't that they can't see the solution. It's that they can't see the problem
Quote 2554The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one's own country as a foreign land
Quote 2553If 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
Quote 2552A puritan is a person who pours righteous indignation into the wrong things
Quote 2551Cruelty is, perhaps, the worst kind of sin. Intellectual cruelty is certainly the worst kind of cruelty
Quote 2550Bigotry may be roughly defined as the anger of men who have no opinions
Quote 2549Variability is one of the virtues of a woman. It avoids the crude requirement of polygamy. So long as you have one good wife you are sure to have a spiritual harem
Quote 2548Gullibility is the key to all adventures. The greenhorn is the ultimate victor in everything; it is he who get the most out of life