Saturday, September 4, 2010

G.K. Chesterton Quotes

I am going through 400+ emails and have this one I sent to myself that was a collection of G.K. Chesterton quotes:

G.K. Chesterton Quotes:

"There are those who hate Christianity and call their hatred an all-embracing love for
all religions." - ILN, 1/13/06

"The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting; it has been found difficult
and left untried." - Chapter 5, What's Wrong With The World, 1910

"The riddles of God are more satisfying than the solutions of man." - Introduction to the
Book of Job, 1907

"These are the days when the Christian is expected to praise every creed except his own."
- ILN 8-11-28

"All science, even the divine science, is a sublime detective story. Only it is not set
to detect why a man is dead; but the darker secret of why he is alive." - The Thing. CW.
III 191

"Idolatry is committed, not merely by setting up false gods, but also by setting up false

# "Once abolish the God, and the government becomes the God." - Christendom in Dublin,

# "America is the only country ever founded on a creed." - What I Saw In America, 1922

# "The Declaration of Independence dogmatically bases all rights on the fact that God
created all men equal; and it is right; for if they were not created equal, they were
certainly evolved unequal. There is no basis for democracy except in a dogma about the
divine origin of man." - Chapter 19, What I Saw In America, 1922

"When you break the big laws, you do not get freedom; you do not even get anarchy. You
get the small laws." - Daily News, 7/29/05

"A dead thing can go with the stream, but only a living thing can go against it." -
Everlasting Man, 1925

"Fallacies do not cease to be fallacies because they become fashions." - ILN, 4/19/30

"What embitters the world is not excess of criticism, but an absence of self-criticism."
- Sidelights on New London and Newer New York

"To have a right to do a thing is not at all the same as to be right in doing it." - A
Short History of England, Ch.10

"The modern world is a crowd of very rapid racing cars all brought to a standstill and
stuck in a block of traffic." - ILN, 5/29/26

"War is not 'the best way of settling differences; it is the only way of preventing their
being settled for you." - ILN, 7/24/15

"In the struggle for existence, it is only on those who hang on for ten minutes after all
is hopeless, that hope begins to dawn." - The Speaker 2-2-01

"Scepticism is fond of calling itself progressive; but scepticism is really reactionary.
Scepticism goes back; it attempts to unsettle what has already been settled. Instead of
trying to break up new fields with its plough, it simply tries to break up the plough."
(ILN 2-6-09)

Galyn Wiemers
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1 comment:

Gk chesterton quotes said...

Superb collection about gk chesterton quotes. Thanks!!!