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G. K. Chesterton (1874 - 1936)
English author & mystery novelist [more author details]
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The men who really believe in themselves are all in lunatic asylums.
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G. K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy; p. 14
It isn't that they can't see the solution. It is that they can't see the problem.
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G. K. Chesterton, Scandal of Father Brown (1935)
He may be mad, but there's method in his madness. There nearly always is method in madness. It's what drives men mad, being methodical.
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G. K. Chesterton, The Fad of the Fisherman (1922)
Compromise used to mean that half a loaf was better than no bread. Among modern statesmen it really seems to mean that half a loaf is better than a whole loaf.
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G. K. Chesterton, What's Wrong with the World, chapter 3, 1910
But a somewhat more liberal and sympathetic examination of mankind will convince us that the cross is even older than the gibbet, that voluntary suffering was before and independent of compulsory; and in short that in most important matters a man has always been free to ruin himself if he chose.
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G. K. Chesterton, What's Wrong With the World; p. 118

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