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Monday, November 13, 2017. Incredible G.K. Chesterton quotes
Do not look at the faces in the illustrated papers. Look at the faces in the street.
G. K. Chesterton
G. K. Chesterton (1874 — 1936) was one of the dominating figures of the London literary scene in the early twentieth century.
Although best known nowadays for his detective fiction, Chesterton first gained public attention as a journalist and social philosopher.
G.K. Chesterton was born in London into a middle-class family in 1874. He studied at University College and the Slade School of Art.
Chesterton is an easy writer to love — a brilliant sentence-maker, a humorist, a journalist of endless appetite and invention.
Questions of religion and morality were prominent in his writings. Chesterton wrote around 80 books, some 200 short stories and several plays.
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Prime GK Chesterton Quotes
- “The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.”
- “To have a right to do a thing is not at all the same as to be right in doing it.”
- “Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another.”
- “There are no uninteresting things, only uninterested people.”
- “One can sometimes do good by being the right person in the wrong place.”
- “There is a road from the eye to the heart that does not go through the intellect.”
- “Wit is a sword; it is meant to make people feel the point as well as see it.”
- “Do not free a camel of the burden of his hump; you may be freeing him from being a camel.”
- “The things we see every day are the things we never see at all.”
- “The way to love anything is to realize that it may be lost.”
- “If there were no God, there would be no atheists.”
- “With every step of our lives we enter into the middle of some story which we are certain to misunderstand.”
- “Reason is itself a matter of faith. It is an act of faith to assert that our thoughts have any relation to reality at all.”
- “The Catholic Church is like a thick steak, a glass of red wine, and a good cigar.”
- “The most incredible thing about miracles is that they happen.”
The most famous G.K Chesterton works
- The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare
- The Complete Father Brown
- The Innocence of Father Brown
- The Wisdom of Father Brown
G.K. Chesterton quotes