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quotation: The paradox of courage is that a man must be a little careless of his life even in order to keep it. Gilbert Chesterton (1874-1936)


The paradox of courage is that a man must be a little careless of his life even in order to keep it.

Gilbert Chesterton (1874-1936) Discuss

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QUOTATION: Gilbert Chesterton about Justice


The things that happen here do not seem to mean anything; they mean something somewhere else. Somewhere else retribution will come on the real offender. Here it often seems to fall on the wrong person.

Gilbert Chesterton (1874-1936) Discuss

 

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Quotation: Gilbert Chesterton


The most incredible thing about miracles is that they happen.

Gilbert Chesterton (1874-1936) Discuss

 

On Human Society, and Change


You can never have a revolution in order to establish a democracy. You must have a democracy in order to have a revolution.

Gilbert Chesterton (1874-1936) Discuss

Chesterton, G. K. (Gilbert Keith Chesterton), 1874–1936, English author. Conservative, even reactionary, in his thinking, Chesterton was a convert (1922) to Roman Catholicism and its champion. He has been called the “prince of paradox” because his dogma is often hidden beneath a light, energetic, and whimsical style. A prolific writer, Chesterton wrote studies of Browning (1903) and Dickens (1906); several novels including The Napoleon of Notting Hill (1904) and The Man Who Was Thursday (1908); a noted series of crime stories featuring Father Brown as detective; many poems, collected in 1927; and his famous essays, collected in Tremendous Trifles (1909), Come to Think of It (1930), and other volumes. He was the editor of G. K.’s Weekly, an organ of the Distributist League, which advocated the small-holding system. An amusing artist, he illustrated books by Hilaire Belloc Belloc, Hilaire (Joseph Hilaire Pierre Belloc) , 1870–1953, English author, b. France. He became a British subject in 1902, and from 1906 to 1910 was a Liberal member of Parliament for South Salford.
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My Take on this subject:  Democracy is the privilege, that most people don’t have an opportunity to understand, or to experience and therefore to recognize…It’s the rara avis that everybody talks about, but only few ever took a glimpse at and those were sworn to secrecy.