G. K. Chesterton (1874 – 1936)

by Stalking John Calvin

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“The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.”

“Fairy tales are more than true; not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.”

“I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.”

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

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

“There are two ways to get enough. One is to continue to accumulate more and more. The other is to desire less.”

“A good novel tells us the truth about its hero; but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author.”

“If there were no God, there would be no atheists.”

“Religious liberty might be supposed to mean that everybody is free to discuss religion. In practice it means that hardly anybody is allowed to mention it.”

“It [feminism] is mixed up with a muddled idea that women are free when they serve their employers but slaves when they help their husbands.”

“Dear Sir: Regarding your article ‘What’s Wrong with the World?’ I am. Yours truly, GK Chesterton”

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