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The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting. It has been found difficult; and left untried. G. K. Chesterton

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Merely having an open mind is nothing; the object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid. G. K. Chesterton

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How you think when you lose determines how long it will be until you win. G. K. Chesterton

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People generally quarrel because they cannot argue. G. K. Chesterton

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A cosmic philosophy is not constructed to fit a man; a cosmic philosophy is constructed to fit a cosmos. A man can no more possess a private religion than he can possess a private sun and moon. G. K. Chesterton

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There are no uninteresting things, there are only uninterested people. G. K. Chesterton

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I've searched all the parks in all the cities and found no statues of committees. G. K. Chesterton

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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. G. K. Chesterton

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A woman uses her intelligence to find reasons to support her intuition. G. K. Chesterton

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One sees great things from the valley; only small things from the peak. G. K. Chesterton

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A teacher who is not dogmatic is simply a teacher who is not teaching. G. K. Chesterton

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Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means government by the badly educated. G. K. Chesterton

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White is not a mere absence of color; it is a shining and affirmative thing, as fierce as red, as definite as black. God paints in many colors; but He never paints so gorgeously, I had almost said so gaudily, as when He paints in white. G. K. Chesterton

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In matters of truth the fact that you don't want to publish something is, nine times out of ten, a proof that you ought to publish it. G. K. Chesterton

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Buddhism is not a creed, it is a doubt. G. K. Chesterton

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The world will never starve for want of wonders, but for want of wonder. G. K. Chesterton

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If the barricades went up in our streets and the poor became masters, I think the priests would escape, I fear the gentlemen would; but I believe the gutters would simply be running with the blood of philanthropists. G. K. Chesterton

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Angels fly because they take themselves lightly. G. K. Chesterton

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The fatal metaphor of progress, which means leaving things behind us, has utterly obscured the real idea of growth, which means leaving things inside us. G. K. Chesterton

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Tradition means giving votes to the most obscure of all classes -- our ancestors. It is the democracy of the dead. Tradition refuses to submit to the small and arrogant oligarchy of those who merely happen to be walking around. G. K. Chesterton

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Journalism consists largely in saying Lord James is dead to people who never knew Lord James was alive. G. K. Chesterton

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The man who throws a bomb is an artist, because he prefers a great moment to everything. G. K. Chesterton

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To be clever enough to get all the money, one must be stupid enough to want it. G. K. Chesterton

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The poor have sometimes objected to being governed badly; the rich have always objected to being governed at all. G. K. Chesterton

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I believe in getting into hot water. I think it keeps you clean. G. K. Chesterton