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Quotation: Gilbert Chesterton


There is a great man who makes every man feel small. But the real great man is the man who makes every man feel great.

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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.

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quotation: Gilbert Chesterton


I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite.

Gilbert Chesterton (1874-1936)

QUOTATION: Gilbert Chesterton


“My country, right or wrong,” is a thing that no patriot would think of saying except in a desperate case. It is like saying, “My mother, drunk or sober.”

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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.

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Quotation: Gilbert Chesterton


Very few reputations are gained by unsullied virtue.

Gilbert Chesterton (1874-1936)

Quotation: Gilbert Chesterton


Where does a wise man hide a leaf? In the forest. But what does he do if there is no forest? … He grows a forest to hide it in.

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Quotation: Gilbert Chesterton


The most incredible thing about miracles is that they happen.

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QUotation: Gilbert Chesterton on morals


If there is one thing worse that the modern weakening of major morals, it is the modern strengthening of minor morals. Thus it is considered more withering to accuse a man of bad taste than of bad ethics.

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Quotation: Gilbert Chesterton on “Applied” Philosophy


A new philosophy generally means in practice the praise of some old vice.

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Quotation: Gilbert Chesterton – on change


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.

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Quotation: Gilbert Chesterton on human experience


When you have really exhausted an experience you always reverence and love it.

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