Gilbert Chesterton

Gilbert Chesterton

English Christian thinker and writer of the late XIX - early XX centuries.
A tragedy means always a mans struggle with that which is stronger than man.More Gilbert Chesterton quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Against a dark sky, all flowers look like fireworks.More Gilbert Chesterton quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The objection to fairy stories is that they tell children there are dragons. But children have always known there are dragons. Fairy stories tell children that dragons can be killed.More Gilbert Chesterton quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
There are two kinds of peacemakers in the modern world; and they are both, though in various ways, a nuisance. The first peacemaker is the man who goes about saying that he agrees with everybody. He confuses everybody. The second peacemaker is the man who goes about saying that everybody agrees with him. He enrages everybody. Between the two of them they produce a hundred times more disputes and distractions than we poor pugnacious people would ever have thought of in our lives.More Gilbert Chesterton quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
And I will add this point of merely personal experience of humanity: when men have a real explanation they explain it, eagerly and copiously and in common speech, as Huxley freely gave it when he thought he had it. When they have no explanation to offer, they give short dignified replies, disdainful of the ignorance of the multitude.More Gilbert Chesterton quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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