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G.K. Chesterton Quotes


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The most dangerous criminal now is the entirely lawless modern philosopher. Compared to him, burglars and bigamists are essentially moral men.

    Topics: Philosophy, Crime

America is the only country ever founded on a creed.

    Topics: Politics, America

For fear of the newspapers politicians are dull, and at last they are too dull even for the newspapers.

    Topics: Politics

And they that rule in England, in stately conclaves met, alas, alas for England they have no graves as yet.

    Topics: Politics

Compromise 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.

    Topics: Politics, Apathy, Compromise

Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means government by the badly educated.

    Topics: Politics, Government

I've searched all the parks in all the cities and found no statues of committees.

    Topics: Politics

You can never have a revolution in order to establish a democracy. You must have a democracy in order to have a revolution.

    Topics: Politics

If I had only one sermon to preach it would be a sermon against pride.

    Topics: Pride, Preaching

The cosmos is about the smallest hole that a man can hide his head in.

    Topics: Pride

The vulgar man is always the most distinguished, for the very desire to be distinguished is vulgar.

    Topics: Pride

The mere brute pleasure of reading is the sort of pleasure a cow must have in grazing.

    Topics: Reading

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