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Gilbert Keith Chesterton ,
Gilbert Keith Chesterton ,

Known as the "prince of paradox" because of his ability to communicate his counterculture ideas in a whimsical way, Gilbert Keith Chesterton was a prolific English writer. During his lifetime, he wrote more than 80 books, hundreds of poems, 200 short stories and countless essays. He was a featured columnist for several newspapers and also found time to be a historian, playwright and even C…

Date of Birth: May 29, 1874
Date of Death: June 14, 1936


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Gilbert Keith Chesterton

"The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost." Gilbert Keith Chesterton
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Gilbert Keith Chesterton

"The object of a new year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul" Gilbert Keith Chesterton
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"It's not that the Christian faith has been tried and found difficult, but rather it's been found difficult and left untried." Gilbert Keith Chesterton
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"New roads; new ruts." Gilbert Keith Chesterton
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"The men that worked for England / They have their graves at home." Gilbert Keith Chesterton
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"Do not free a camel of the burden of his hump; you may be freeing him from being a camel." Gilbert Keith Chesterton
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"St George he was for England, / And before he killed the dragon / He drank a pint of English ale / Out of an English flagon." Gilbert Keith Chesterton
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"And when it rains on your parade, look up rather than down. Without the rain, there would be no rainbow." Gilbert Keith Chesterton
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"I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder." Gilbert Keith Chesterton
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"There are no rules of architecture for a castle in the clouds." Gilbert Keith Chesterton
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"My country, right or wrong' is a thing no patriot would ever think of saying except in a desperate case. It is like saying 'My mother, drunk or sober." Gilbert Keith Chesterton
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"All conservatism is based upon the idea that if you leave things alone you leave them as they are. But you do not. If you leave a thing alone you leave it to a torrent of change." Gilbert Keith Chesterton
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"Mr Shaw is (I suspect) the only man on earth who has never written any poetry." Gilbert Keith Chesterton
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"All government is an ugly necessity." Gilbert Keith Chesterton
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"True contentment is a thing as active as agriculture. It is the power of getting out of any situation all that there is in it. It is arduous and it is rare." Gilbert Keith Chesterton
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"Merrily taking twopenny ale and cheese with a pocket knife; / But these were luxuries not for him who went for the Simple Life." Gilbert Keith Chesterton
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"You could compile the worst book in the world entirely out of selected passages from the best writers in the world." Gilbert Keith Chesterton
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"Mankind is not a tribe of animals to which we owe compassion. Mankind is a club to which we owe our subscription." Gilbert Keith Chesterton
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"Marriage is an adventure, like going to war." Gilbert Keith Chesterton
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"Large organization is loose organization. Nay, it would be almost as true to say that organization is always disorganization." Gilbert Keith Chesterton
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"Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another." Gilbert Keith Chesterton
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