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G.K. Chesterton Quotes

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Youth is the period in which a man can be hopeless. The end of every episode is the end of the world. But the power of hoping through everything, the knowledge that the soul survives its adventures, that great inspiration comes to the middle-aged.

    Topics: Life, Youth, Age

The Bible tells us to love our neighbors, and also to love our enemies: probably because they are generally the same people.

    Topics: Love, The Bible, Enemies

Love is not blind; that is the last thing it is. Love is bound; and the more it is bound the less it is blind.

    Topics: Love

The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost.

    Topics: Love

Love means to love that which is unlovable; or it is no virtue at all.

    Topics: Love, Virtue

To love means loving the unlovable. To forgive means pardoning the unpardonable. Faith means believing the unbelievable. Hope means hoping when everything seems hopeless.

    Topics: Love, Faith, Forgiveness

I have known many happy marriages, but never a compatible one. The whole aim of marriage is to fight through and survive the instant when incompatibility becomes unquestionable.

    Topics: Marriage

Marriage is an adventure, like going to war.

    Topics: Marriage, War

The really great man is the man who makes every man feel great.

    Topics: Men

The whole order of things is as outrageous as any miracle which could presume to violate it.

    Topics: Miracles

To be clever enough to get all that money, one must be stupid enough to want it.

    Topics: Money

Art, like morality, consists in drawing the line somewhere.

    Topics: Morality

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