Quotes by Gilbert Keith Chesterton

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Marriage is an adventure, like going to war.
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In a world flagrant with the failures of civilization, what is there particularly immortal about our own?
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Poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese.
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Psychoanalysis is confession without absolution.
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Journalism largely consists in saying "Lord Jones is dead" to people who never knew Lord Jones was alive.
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It isn't that they can't see the solution. It is that they can't see the problem.
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If a man called Christmas Day a mere hypocritical excuse for drunkeness and gluttony, that would be false, but it would have a fact hidden in it somewhere. But when Bernard Shaw says that Christmas Day is only a conspiracy kept up by Poulterers and wine merchants from strictly business motives, then he says something which is not so much false as startling and arrestingly foolish. He might as well say that the two sexes were invented by jewellers who wanted to sell wedding rings.
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Variability is one of the virtues of a woman. It avoids the crude requirement of polygamy. So long as you have one good wife you are sure to have a spiritual harem.
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You say grace before meals. All right. But I say grace before the concert and the opera, and grace before the play and pantomime, and grace before I open a book, and grace before sketching, painting, swimming, fencing, boxing, walking, playing, dancing and grace before I dip the pen in the ink.
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A stiff apology is a second insult... The injured party does not want to be compensated because he has been wronged; he wants to be healed because he has been hurt.
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