Quotes by English Writer G. K. Chesterton


The traveler sees what he sees, the tourist see what he has come to see. G. K. Chesterton

To love means loving the unlovable. To forgive means pardoning the unpardonable. Faith means believing the unbelievable. Hope means hoping when everything seems hopeless. G. K. Chesterton
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The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost. G. K. Chesterton
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You cannot love a thing without wanting to fight for it. G. K. Chesterton


A stiff apology is a second insult. The injured party does not want to be compensated because he has been wronged; he wants to be healed because he has been hurt. G. K. Chesterton

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

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

Their is a road from the eye to heart that does not go through the intellect. G. K. Chesterton

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

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

Evil comes at leisure like the disease. Good comes in a hurry like the doctor. G. K. Chesterton

One may understand the Cosmos, but never the ego; the self is more distant than any star. G. K. Chesterton

All slang is metaphor, and all metaphor is poetry. G. K. Chesterton

The vulgar man is always the most distinguished, for the very desire to be distinguished is vulgar. G. K. Chesterton

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

Gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder. G. K. Chesterton

Happiness is a mystery, like religion, and should never be rationalized. G. K. Chesterton

We make our friends; we make our enemies; but God makes our next door neighbor. G. K. Chesterton

Do not free the camel of the burden of his hump; you may be freeing him from being a camel. G. K. Chesterton

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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