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G.K. Chesterton Quotes

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Those thinkers who cannot believe in any gods often assert that the love of humanity would be in itself sufficient for them; and so, perhaps, it would, if they had it.

    Topics: Religion

I regard golf as an expensive way of playing marbles.

    Topics: Sports

Jesus promised the disciples three things - that they would be completely fearless, absurdly happy and in constant trouble.

    Topics: Suffering

A teacher who is not dogmatic is simply a teacher who is not teaching.

    Topics: Teachers

Reason is always a kind of brute force; those who appeal to the head rather than the heart, however pallid and polite, are necessarily men of violence. We speak of 'touching' a man's heart, but we can do nothing to his head but hit it.

    Topics: Theology, Reasoning, The Heart

Tolerance is the virtue of the man without convictions.

    Topics: Tolerance, Ignorance

Tolerance is the virtue of men who don't believe in anything.

    Topics: Tolerance

Fable is more historical than fact, because fact tells us about one man and fable tells us about a million men.

    Topics: Truth, History

Half a truth is better than no politics.

    Topics: Truth, Politics

In matters of truth the fact that you don't want to publish something is, nine times out of ten, a proof that you ought to publish it.

    Topics: Truth

The traveler sees what he sees, the tourist sees what he has come to see.

    Topics: Truth

Fallacies do not cease to be fallacies because they become fashions.

    Topics: Unbelief

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