Gilbert K. Chesterton Sayings and Quotes

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

Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means government by the badly educated. Gilbert K. Chesterton
What we call emancipation is always and of necessity simply the free choice of the soul between one set of limitations and another. Gilbert K. Chesterton
It is as healthy to enjoy sentiment as to enjoy jam. Gilbert K. Chesterton
And when it rains on your parade, look up rather than down. Without the rain, there would be no rainbow. Gilbert K. Chesterton
The family is the test of freedom; because the family is the only thing that the free man makes for himself and by himself. Gilbert K. Chesterton
The family is the test of freedom; because the family is the only thing that the free man makes for himself and by himself. Gilbert K. Chesterton
My attitude toward progress has passed from antagonism to boredom. I have long ceased to argue with people who prefer Thursday to Wednesday because it is Thursday. Gilbert K. Chesterton
The family is the test of freedom; because the family is the only thing that the free man makes for himself and by himself. Gilbert K. Chesterton
The way to love anything is to realize that it may be lost. Gilbert K. Chesterton
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers. In the perfect stranger we perceive man himself; the image of a God is not disguised by resemblances to an uncle or doubts of wisdom of a mustache. Gilbert K. Chesterton
All architecture is great architecture after sunset; perhaps architecture is really a nocturnal art, like the art of fireworks. Gilbert K. Chesterton
I do not believe in a fate that falls on men however they act; but I do believe in a fate that falls on them unless they act. Gilbert K. Chesterton
We are Christians and Catholics not because we worship a key, but because we have passed a door and felt the wind that is the trumpet of liberty blow over the land of the living. Gilbert K. Chesterton
The Bible tells us to love our neighbors, and also to love our enemies; probably because they are generally the same people. Gilbert K. Chesterton
We make our friends; we make our enemies; but God makes our next door neighbor. Gilbert K. Chesterton
Music with dinner is an insult both to the cook and the violinist. Gilbert K. Chesterton
Thieves respect property. They merely wish the property to become their property that they may more perfectly respect it. Gilbert K. Chesterton
The disadvantage of men not knowing the past is that they do not know the present. Gilbert K. Chesterton
Angels can fly because they take themselves lightly. Gilbert K. Chesterton
Drink because you are happy, but never because you are miserable. Gilbert K. Chesterton
Drink because you are happy, but never because you are miserable. Gilbert K. Chesterton
A woman uses her intelligence to find reasons to support her intuition. Gilbert K. Chesterton
Realism is simply Romanticism that has lost its reason...that is its reason for existing. Gilbert K. Chesterton
And when it rains on your parade, look up rather than down. Without the rain, there would be no rainbow. Gilbert K. Chesterton
The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him. Gilbert K. Chesterton
A woman uses her intelligence to find reasons to support her intuition. Gilbert K. Chesterton
The traveler sees what he sees, the tourist sees what he has come to see. Gilbert K. Chesterton
All true friendliness begins with fire and food and drink and the recognition of rain or frost. Gilbert K. Chesterton