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Thirteen quotes by G.K. Chesterton

Gilbert Keith Chesterton (29 May 1874 - 14 June 1936) was one of the most influential English writers of the 20th century. His prolific and diverse output included philosophy, ontology, poetry, journalism, biography, Christian apologetics, fantasy and detective fiction.

❝'My country right or wrong' is like saying 'My mother drunk or sober'.❞[+]

❝An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered; and adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered.❞[+]

❝Art is the signature of man.❞[+]

❝Art, like morality, consists of drawing the line somewhere.❞[+]

❝I regard golf as an expensive way of playing marbles.❞[+]

❝I've searched all the parks in all the cities and found no statues of Committees.❞[+]

❝If a thing is worth doing, it is worth doing badly.❞[+]

❝Impartiality is a pompous name for indifference, which is an elegant name for ignorance.❞[+]

❝Journalism largely consists in saying 'Lord Jones is dead' to people who never knew Lord Jones was alive.❞[+]

❝Poets do not go mad; but chess players do.❞[+]

❝Poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese.❞[+]

❝The only sure way of catching a train is to miss the one before it.❞[+]

❝Very few reputations are gained by unsullied virtue.❞[+]

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