G. K. Chesterton Quotes

G. K. Chesterton Quotes

Be inspired by these G. K. Chesterton quotes. A famous English Author whose words are ones that we can all ponder and find wisdom in them. Chesterton lived during the period of 1874 - 1936. We hope you find his words inspirational.

The thing I hate about an argument is that it always interrupts a discussion.
G. K. Chesterton

A good novel tells us the truth about its hero; but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author.
G. K. Chesterton

Man seems to be capable of great virtues but not of small virtues; capable of defying his torturer but not of keeping his temper.
G. K. Chesterton

It isn't that they can't see the solution. It is that they can't see the problem.
G. K. Chesterton

When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude.
G. K. Chesterton

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

Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another.
G. K. Chesterton

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.
G. K. Chesterton


When we were children we were grateful to those who filled our stockings at Christmas time. Why are we not grateful to God for filling our stockings with legs?
G. K. Chesterton

An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is an adventure wrongly considered.
G. K. Chesterton

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.
G. K. Chesterton


New roads; new ruts.
G. K. Chesterton

Life exists for the love of music or beautiful things.
G. K. Chesterton

Don't ever take a fence down until you know the reason it was put up.
G. K. Chesterton

Fallacies do not cease to be fallacies because they become fashions.
G. K. Chesterton

Art, like morality, consists of drawing the line somewhere.
G. K. Chesterton

Drink because you are happy, but never because you are miserable.
G. K. Chesterton

There is no such thing on earth as an uninteresting subject; the only thing that can exist is an uninterested person.
G. K. Chesterton

The most astonishing thing about miracles is that they happen.
G. K. Chesterton

The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost.
G. K. Chesterton

To have a right to do a thing is not at all the same as to be right in doing it.
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

Wit is a sword; it is meant to make people feel the point as well as see it.
G. K. Chesterton

Every act of will is an act of self-limitation. To desire action is to desire limitation. In that sense, every act is an act of self-sacrifice. When you choose anything, you reject everything else.
G. K. Chesterton

I say that a man must be certain of his morality for the simple reason that he has to suffer for it.
G. K. Chesterton

I do not believe in a fate that falls on men however they act; but I do believe in a fate that falls on man unless they act.
G. K. Chesterton


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