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G.K. Chesterton Quotes

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Drink because you are happy, but never because you are miserable.

    Topics: Drunkenness

Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another.

    Topics: Education

Education is the period during which you are being instructed by somebody you do not know, about something you do not want to know.

    Topics: Education

No man who worships education has got the best out of education. Without a gentle contempt for education no man's education is complete.

    Topics: Education

The purpose of Compulsory Education is to deprive the common people of their commonsense.

    Topics: Education

Without education we are in a horrible and deadly danger of taking educated people seriously.

    Topics: Education

If I can put one touch of rosy sunset into the life of any man or woman, I shall feel that I have worked with God.

    Topics: Encouragement

The family is the test of freedom; because the family is the only thing that the free man makes for himself and by himself.

    Topics: Family, Freedom

The honest poor can sometimes forget poverty. The honest rich can never forget it.

    Topics: Finances, Honesty

The poor have sometimes objected to being governed badly; the rich have always objected to being governed at all.

    Topics: Finances, Government

We make our friends; we make our enemies; but God makes our next door neighbour.

    Topics: Friendship, Enemies

The issue is now clear. It is between light and darkness and everyone must choose his side.

    Topics: Good and Evil, Light

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