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Quotes by G. K. Chesterton

Journalism is popular, but it is popular mainly as fict ... Read Full Quote
Literature is a luxury fiction is a necessity. ... Read Full Quote
An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considere ... Read Full Quote
Brave men are all vertebrates they have their softness ... Read Full Quote
Virtue is not the absense of vices or the avoidance of ... Read Full Quote
I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the ... Read Full Quote
Art, like morality, consists of drawing the line somewh ... Read Full Quote
By a curious confusion, many modern critics have passed ... Read Full Quote
A room without books is like a body without a soul. ... Read Full Quote
A good novel tells us the truth about its hero but a ba ... Read Full Quote
My country, right or wrong, is a thing that no patriot ... Read Full Quote
I believe in getting into hot water it keeps you clean. ... Read Full Quote
Fallacies do not cease to be fallacies because they bec ... Read Full Quote
Don't ever take a fence down until you know the reason ... Read Full Quote
I say that a man must be certain of his morality for th ... Read Full Quote
There is a great deal of difference between an eager ma ... Read Full Quote
Poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of c ... Read Full Quote
The thing I hate about an argument is that it always in ... Read Full Quote
To have a right to do a thing is not at all the same as ... Read Full Quote
Music with dinner is an insult both to the cook and the ... Read Full Quote
Journalism largely consists of saying 'Lord Jones is De ... Read Full Quote
The Bible tells us to love our neighbors, and also to l ... Read Full Quote
It is not bigotry to be certain we are right but it is ... Read Full Quote
If there were no God, there would be no Atheists. ... Read Full Quote
The rich are the scum of the earth in every country. ... Read Full Quote
All slang is a metaphor, and all metaphor is poetry. ... Read Full Quote
There are no wise few. Every aristocracy that has ever ... Read Full Quote
There is no such thing on earth as an uninteresting sub ... Read Full Quote
It isn't that they can't see the solution. It is that t ... Read Full Quote