277 Total Quotes

Gilbert+Keith Chesterton Quotes

Gilbert Keith Chesterton,
And when it rains on your parade, look up rather than down. Without the rain, there would be no rainbow.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton,
#Adversity

Gilbert Keith Chesterton,
What a glorious garden of wonders the lights of Broadway would be to anyone lucky enough to be unable to read.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton,
#Broadway

Gilbert Keith Chesterton,
The object of a new year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul
Gilbert Keith Chesterton,
#Life #Quote of the Day

Gilbert Keith Chesterton,
One may understand the cosmos, but never the ego; the self is more distant than any star.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton,
#Knowledge #Cosmos

Gilbert Keith Chesterton,
There is but an inch of difference between a cushioned chamber and a padded cell.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton,
#Cell

Gilbert Keith Chesterton,
Do not free a camel of the burden of his hump; you may be freeing him from being a camel.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton,
#Adversity

Gilbert Keith Chesterton,
There are no rules of architecture for a castle in the clouds.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton,
#Imagination #Architecture

Gilbert Keith Chesterton,
Mankind is not a tribe of animals to which we owe compassion. Mankind is a club to which we owe our subscription.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton,
#Animals

Gilbert Keith Chesterton,
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.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton,
#Contentment

Gilbert Keith Chesterton,
Children are innocent and love justice, while most adults are wicked and prefer mercy.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton,
#Adulthood

Gilbert Keith Chesterton,
My country, right or wrong' is a thing no patriot would ever think of saying except in a desperate case. It is like saying 'My mother, drunk or sober.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton,
#Country

Gilbert Keith Chesterton,
Bigotry may be roughly defined as the anger of men who have no opinions.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton,
#Anger

Gilbert Keith Chesterton,
Poets do not go mad, but chess players do.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton,
#Chess

Gilbert Keith Chesterton,
The Bible tells us to love our neighbors, and also to love our enemies; probably because generally they are the same people.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton,
#Enemies

Gilbert Keith Chesterton,
Smile at us, pay us, pass us; but do not quite forget. / For we are the people of England, that never have spoken yet.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton,
#England

Gilbert Keith Chesterton,
To have a right to do a thing is not at all the same as to be right in doing it.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton,
#Ethics

Gilbert Keith Chesterton,
The fatal metaphor of progress, which means leaving things behind us, has utterly obscured the real idea of growth, which means leaving things inside us.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton,
#Growth

Gilbert Keith Chesterton,
When you break the big laws, you do not get liberty; you do not even get anarchy. You get the small laws.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton,
#Anarchy

Gilbert Keith Chesterton,
The trouble about always trying to preserve the health of the body is that it is so difficult to do without destroying the health of the mind.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton,
#Body

Gilbert Keith Chesterton,
Without education we are in a horrible and deadly danger of taking educated people seriously.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton,
#Education #Danger

Gilbert Keith Chesterton,
One sees great things from the valley; only small things from the peak.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton,
#Adversity

Gilbert Keith Chesterton,
You can never have a revolution in order to establish a democracy. You must have a democracy in order to have a revolution.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton,
#Revolutions And Revolutionaries #Democracy

Gilbert Keith Chesterton,
A stiff apology is a second insult... The injured party does not want to be compensated because he has been wronged; he wants to be healed because he has been hurt.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton,
#Apology