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G.K. Chesterton Quotes


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Once I planned to write a book of poems entirely about the things in my pocket. But I found it would be too long; and the age of the great epics is past.

    Topics: Books

There is a great deal of difference between an eager man who wants to read a book and the tired man who wants a book to read.

    Topics: Books, Reading

A businessman is the only man who is forever apologizing for his occupation.

    Topics: Business

Artistic temperament is the disease that afflicts amateurs.

    Topics: Character

Brave men are all vertebrates; they have their softness on the surface and their toughness in the middle.

    Topics: Character, Men

Large organization is loose organization. Nay, it would be almost as true to say that organization is always disorganization.

    Topics: Character

One may understand the cosmos, but never the ego; the self is more distant than any star.

    Topics: Character

Men feel that cruelty to the poor is a kind of cruelty to animals. They never feel that it is an injustice to equals; nay it is treachery to comrades.

    Topics: Charity

Children are innocent and love justice, while most adults are wicked and prefer mercy.

    Topics: Children, Justice

Experience which was once claimed by the aged is now claimed exclusively by the young.

    Topics: Children, Youth

The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting; it has been found difficult and left untried."

    Topics: Christianity

There are those who hate Christianity and call their hatred an all-embracing love for all religions.

    Topics: Christianity, Religion, Hatred

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