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G.K. Chesterton Quotes


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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.

    Topics: Morality

It is shorter to state the things forbidden than the things permitted; precisely because most things are permitted and only a few things forbidden.

    Topics: Morality

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.

    Topics: Morality

One of the great disadvantages of hurry is that it takes such a long time.

    Topics: Patience

How you think when you lose determines how long it will be until you win.

    Topics: Perseverance

A yawn is a silent shout.

    Topics: Philosophy

Coincidences are spiritual puns.

    Topics: Philosophy

A new philosophy generally means in practice the praise of some old vice.

    Topics: Philosophy

All architecture is great architecture after sunset; perhaps architecture is really a nocturnal art, like the art of fireworks.

    Topics: Philosophy

All slang is metaphor, and all metaphor is poetry.

    Topics: Philosophy

An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered.

    Topics: Philosophy

Art consists of limitation. The most beautiful part of every picture is the frame.

    Topics: Philosophy, Beauty

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