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G. K. Chesterton (1874 - 1936)
English author & mystery novelist [more author details]
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"My country, right or wrong," is a thing that no patriot would think of saying except in a desperate case. It is like saying, "My mother, drunk or sober."
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A good novel tells us the truth about its hero; but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author.
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An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is an adventure wrongly considered.
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Art, like morality, consists of drawing the line somewhere.
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Beware of no man more than yourself; we carry our worst enemies within us.
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By a curious confusion, many modern critics have passed from the proposition that a masterpiece may be unpopular to the other proposition that unless it is unpopular it cannot be a masterpiece.
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Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means government by the badly educated.
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Don't ever take a fence down until you know the reason it was put up.
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Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another.
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Every man is important is he loses his life; and every man is funny if he loses his hat and has to run after it.
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Fallacies do not cease to be fallacies because they become fashions.
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Happiness is a mystery like religion, and should never be rationalized.
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I believe in getting into hot water; it keeps you clean.
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I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite.
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I say that a man must be certain of his morality for the simple reason that he has to suffer for it.
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If there were no God, there would be no Atheists.
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It is not bigotry to be certain we are right; but it is bigotry to be unable to imagine how we might possibly have gone wrong.
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Journalism largely consists of saying 'Lord Jones is Dead' to people who never knew that Lord Jones was alive.
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Man seems to be capable of great virtues but not of small virtues; capable of defying his torturer but not of keeping his temper.
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Music with dinner is an insult both to the cook and the violinist.
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