Gilbert Chesterton

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Gilbert  Chesterton

Gilbert Chesterton

The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting. It has been found difficult; and left untried.More Gilbert Chesterton [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Buddhism is not a creed, it is a doubt.More Gilbert Chesterton [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The mere brute pleasure of reading --the sort of pleasure a cow must have in grazing.More Gilbert Chesterton [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means government by the badly educated.More Gilbert Chesterton [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
True contentment is a thing as active as agriculture. It is the power of getting out of any situation all that there is in it. It is arduous and it is rare.More Gilbert Chesterton [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A yawn is a silent shout.More Gilbert Chesterton [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The perplexity of life arises from there being too many interesting things in it for us to be interested properly in any of them.More Gilbert Chesterton [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Boyhood is a most complex and incomprehensible thing. Even when one has been through it, one does not understand what it was. A man can never quite understand a boy, even when he has been the boy.More Gilbert Chesterton [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There is no such thing on earth as an uninteresting subject; the only thing that can exist is an uninterested person.More Gilbert Chesterton [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Education is the period during which you are being instructed by somebody you do not know, about something you do not want to know.More Gilbert Chesterton [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is as healthy to enjoy sentiment as to enjoy jam.More Gilbert Chesterton [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Happiness is a mystery, like religion, and should never be rationalized.More Gilbert Chesterton [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There is a great man who makes every man feel small. But the real great man is the man who makes every man feel great.More Gilbert Chesterton [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The golden age only comes to men when they have forgotten gold.More Gilbert Chesterton [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The timidity of the child or the savage is entirely reasonable; they are alarmed at this world, because this world is a very alarming place. They dislike being alone because it is verily and indeed an awful idea to be alone. Barbarians fear the unknown for the same reason that Agnostics worship it --because it is a fact.More Gilbert Chesterton [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Evil comes at leisure like the disease. Good comes in a hurry like the doctor.More Gilbert Chesterton [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The family is the test of freedom; because the family is the only thing that the free man makes for himself and by himself.More Gilbert Chesterton [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
One of the great disadvantages of hurry is that it takes such a long time.More Gilbert Chesterton [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Journalism is popular, but it is popular mainly as fiction. Life is one world, and life seen in the newspapers another.More Gilbert Chesterton [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We are justified in enforcing good morals, for they belong to all mankind; but we are not justified in enforcing good manners, for good manners always mean our own manners.More Gilbert Chesterton [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There are no uninteresting things, there are only uninterested people.More Gilbert Chesterton [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Merely having an open mind is nothing; the object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid.More Gilbert Chesterton [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
To love means loving the unlovable. To forgive means pardoning the unpardonable. Faith means believing the unbelievable. Hope means hoping when everything seems hopeless.More Gilbert Chesterton [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
One may understand the Cosmos, but never the ego; the self is more distant than any star.More Gilbert Chesterton [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A large section of the intelligentsia seems wholly devoid of intelligence.More Gilbert Chesterton [01/01/2000 12:01:00]

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