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G. K. Chesterton (1874 - 1936)
English author & mystery novelist [more author details]
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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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Poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese.
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Real development is not leaving things behind, as on a road, but drawing life from them, as on a root.
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The Bible tells us to love our neighbors, and also to love our enemies; probably because they are generally the same people.
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The most astonishing thing about miracles is that they happen.
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The people who are the most bigoted are the people who have no convictions at all.
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The prophet and the quack are alike admired for a generation, and admired for the wrong reasons.
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The thing I hate about an argument is that it always interrupts a discussion.
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There is a great deal of difference between an eager man who wants to read a book and the tired man who wants a book to read.
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There nearly always is a method in madness. It's what drives men mad, being methodical.
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To have a right to do a thing is not at all the same as to be right in doing it.
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