The best Quotes by Gilbert Keith Chesterton

The best Quotes by Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Gilbert Keith Chesterton (29 May 1874 – 14 June 1936) was an English writer, philosopher, Christian apologist, a literary and art critic.

The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.
The way to love anything is to realize that it may be lost.
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The traveler sees what he sees. The tourist sees what he has come to see.
There are two ways to get enough. One is to continue to accumulate more and more. The other is to desire less.
The Bible tells us to love our neighbors, and also to love our enemies; probably because generally they are the same people.
And when it rains on your parade, look up rather than down. Without the rain, there would be no rainbow.
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There are no rules of architecture for a castle in the clouds.
The riddles of God are more satisfying than the solutions of man.
Let a man walk ten miles steadily on a hot summer's day along a dusty English road, and he will soon discover why beer was invented.
There are no rules of architecture for a castle in the clouds.
When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude.
New roads; new ruts.
And when it rains on your parade, look up rather than down. Without the rain, there would be no rainbow.
To love means loving the unlovable. To forgive means pardoning the unpardonable. Faith means believing the unbelievable. Hope means hoping when everything seems hopeless.
The only way to be sure of catching a train is to miss the one before it.
There are no rules of architecture for a castle in the clouds.
The way to love anything is to realize that it may be lost.
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Let a man walk ten miles steadily on a hot summer's day along a dusty English road, and he will soon discover why beer was invented.
And when it rains on your parade, look up rather than down. Without the rain, there would be no rainbow.
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Marriage is an adventure, like going to war.
One sees great things from the valley; only small things from the peak.
The Bible tells us to love our neighbors, and also to love our enemies; probably because generally they are the same people.
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Poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese.
Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children the dragons can be killed.
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You know, you should always be polite to your neighbors. You never know when you might need to borrow some sugar.
You can't have happiness without pain, you need a little bit of rain to have a little bit of rainbow.
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If people could put rainbows in zoos, they'd do it.
If you want the rainbow, you have to deal with the rain.
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Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet.
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Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?
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Logic will get you from A to Z; imagination will get you everywhere.
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Oh, great warrior? Wars not make one great.
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As a veteran, I know firsthand the satisfaction there is in defending the democracy you so strongly believe in, but I can also attest to the trauma encountered from combat on the battlefield.
Fighting's for grownups, and that's only if you got no other choice.
Traveling is like flirting with life. It's like saying "I would stay and love you, but I have to go".
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Tourists don't know where they've been, travelers don't know where they're going.
The Jedi are trained to let go. They're trained from birth. They're not supposed to form attachments. They can love people – in fact, they should love everybody. They should love their enemies; they should love the Sith. But they can't form attachments. So what all these movies are about is: greed. Greed is a source of pain and suffering for everybody.
I love architecture, but I learned early on that architects just don't make a lot of money.
Our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this planet. We all breathe the same air. We all cherish our children's future. And we are all mortal.
John F. Kennedy - June 1963
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It's the way it works: Love plus time minus distance equals hate.
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And as I go about discarding things, I realize what it is I can't let go of.
No son, you don't want to drink beer. That's for daddies, and kids with fake IDs.
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A happy marriage doesn't mean you have a perfect spouse or a perfect marriage. It simply means you've chosen to look beyond the imperfections in both.
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I've had many enemies over the years. If there's one thing I've learned, it's never engage in a fight you're sure to lose. On the other hand, never let anyone who has insulted you get away with it. Bide your time and strike back when you're in a position of strength - even if you no longer need to strike back.
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