Gilbert K. Chesterton Quotes.
A teacher who is not dogmatic is simply a teacher who is not teaching.
The only way to be sure of catching a train is to miss the one before it.
Men feel that cruelty to the poor is a kind of cruelty to animals. They never feel that it is an injustice to equals; nay it is treachery to comrades.
The most dangerous criminal now is the entirely lawless modern philosopher. Compared to him, burglars and bigamists are essentially moral men.
The purpose of Compulsory Education is to deprive the common people of their commonsense.
We are justified in enforcing good morals, for they belong to all mankind; but we are not justified in enforcing good manners, for good manners always mean our own manners.
People generally quarrel because they cannot argue.
No man who worships education has got the best out of education… Without a gentle contempt for education no man’s education is complete.
The traveler sees what he sees, the tourist sees what he has come to see.
Art, like morality, consists in drawing the line somewhere.
Coincidences are spiritual puns.
Buddhism is not a creed, it is a doubt.
Man is an exception, whatever else he is. If he is not the image of God, then he is a disease of the dust. If it is not true that a divine being fell, then we can only say that one of the animals went entirely off its head.
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers. In the perfect stranger we perceive man himself; the image of a God is not disguised by resemblances to an uncle or doubts of wisdom of a mustache.
The paradox of courage is that a man must be a little careless of his life even in order to keep it.
The problem of disbelieving in God is not that a man ends up believing nothing. Alas, it is much worse. He ends up believing anything.
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.