G.k. Chesterton Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old G.k. Chesterton quotes, G.k. Chesterton sayings, and G.k. Chesterton proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.'

From all that terror teaches, / From lies of tongue and pen, / From all the easy speeches / That comfort cruel men, / From sale and profanation / Of honour and the sword, / From sleep and from damnation, / Deliver us, good Lord! G.K. Chesterton
Most Americans are born drunk, and really require a little wine or beer to sober them. G.K. Chesterton
What was wonderful about childhood is that anything in it was a wonder. It was not merely a world of miracles; it was a miraculous world. G.K. Chesterton
Marriage is an adventure, like going to war. G.K. Chesterton
Modern women defend their office with all the fierceness of domesticity. They fight for desk and typewriter as for the hearth and home and develop a sort of wolfish wifehood on behalf of the invisible head of the firm. That is why they do office work so well, and that is why they ought not to do it. G.K. Chesterton
Christianity is always out of fashion because it is always sane, and all fashions are mild insanities. G.K. Chesterton
Lying in bed would be an altogether perfect and supreme experience if only one had a colored pencil long enough to draw on the ceiling. G.K. Chesterton
if there were no coincidence, it would be the greatest coincidence of all. G.K. Chesterton
The perplexity of life arises from there being too many interesting things in it for us to be interested properly in any of them. G.K. Chesterton
Buddhism is not a creed, it is a doubt. G.K. Chesterton
Every act is an act of self-sacrifice. When you choose anything you reject everything else— just as when you marry one woman you give up all the others. G.K. Chesterton
The world will never starve for wonders but only for the want of wonder. G.K. Chesterton
The world is not lacking in wonders but in a sense of wonder. G.K. Chesterton
A cosmic philosophy is not constructed to fit a man; a cosmic philosophy is constructed to fit a cosmos. A man can no more possess a private religion than he can possess a private sun and moon. G.K. Chesterton
Literature is a luxury; fiction is a necessity. G.K. Chesterton
Hope is the power of being cheerful in circumstances that we know to be desperate.” G.K. Chesterton
Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die G.K. Chesterton