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Gilbert K. Chesterton Quotes

(1874-1936), British Author

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

Category: Education

It is as healthy to enjoy sentiment as to enjoy jam.

Category: Emotions

When you have really exhausted an experience you always reverence and love it. The two things that nearly all of us have thoroughly and really been through are childhood and youth. And though we would not have them back again on any account, we feel that they are both beautiful, because we have drunk them dry.

Category: Experience

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

Category: Experience

The present condition of fame is merely fashion.

Category: Fame

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

Category: Family

The full value of this life can only be got by fighting; the violent take it by storm. And if we have accepted everything we have missed something -- war. This life of ours is a very enjoyable fight, but a very miserable truce.

Category: Fights And Fighting

You cannot love a thing without wanting to fight for it.

Category: Fights And Fighting

The golden age only comes to men when they have forgotten gold.

Category: Gold

Evil comes at leisure like the disease. Good comes in a hurry like the doctor.

Category: Good And Evil

There is a great man who makes every man feel small. But the real great man is the man who makes every man feel great.

Category: Greatness

The fatal metaphor of progress, which means leaving things behind us, has utterly obscured the real idea of growth, which means leaving things inside us.

Category: Growth

Happiness is a mystery, like religion, and should never be rationalized.

Category: Happiness

One of the great disadvantages of hurry is that it takes such a long time.

Category: Hatred

Their is a road from the eye to heart that does not go through the intellect.

Category: Heart