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G.K. Chesterton Quotes


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A man does not know what he is saying until he knows what he is not saying.

    Topics: Reasoning

A radical generally meant a man who thought he could somehow pull up the root without affecting the flower. A conservative generally meant a man who wanted to conserve everything except his own reason for conserving anything.

    Topics: Reasoning

A woman uses her intelligence to find reasons to support her intuition.

    Topics: Reasoning

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

    Topics: Reasoning, Miracles

Cruelty is, perhaps, the worst kid of sin. Intellectual cruelty is certainly the worst kind of cruelty.

    Topics: Reasoning

I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite.

    Topics: Reasoning

I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.

    Topics: Reasoning, Thankfulness

If you do not understand a man you cannot crush him. And if you do understand him, very probably you will not.

    Topics: Reasoning

One sees great things from the valley; only small things from the peak.

    Topics: Reasoning

The man who throws a bomb is an artist, because he prefers a great moment to everything.

    Topics: Reasoning

The object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid.

    Topics: Reasoning

The present condition of fame is merely fashion.

    Topics: Reasoning

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