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A good novel tells us the truth about its hero; but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author.
Books - Reading
Gilbert K. Chesterton

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A large section of the intelligentsia seems wholly devoid of intelligence.
Intelligence and Intellectuals
Gilbert K. Chesterton

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A man does not know what he is saying until he knows what he is not saying.
Speakers and Speaking
Gilbert K. Chesterton

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A new philosophy generally means in practice the praise of some old vice.
Philosophers and Philosophy
Gilbert K. Chesterton

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A puritan is a person who pours righteous indignation into the wrong things.
Puritans
Gilbert K. Chesterton

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A teacher who is not dogmatic is simply a teacher who is not teaching.
Teachers and Teaching
Gilbert K. Chesterton

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A woman uses her intelligence to find reasons to support her intuition.
Intuition
Gilbert K. Chesterton

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A yawn is a silent shout.
Bores and Boredom
Gilbert K. Chesterton

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All slang is metaphor, and all metaphor is poetry.
Slang
Gilbert K. Chesterton

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Angels fly because they take themselves lightly.
Angels
Gilbert K. Chesterton

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Art consists of limitation. The most beautiful part of every picture is the frame.
Arts and Artists
Gilbert K. Chesterton

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Art, like morality, consists in drawing the line somewhere.
Arts and Artists
Gilbert K. Chesterton

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Artistic temperament is the disease that afflicts amateurs.
Temperament
Gilbert K. Chesterton

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Buddhism is not a creed, it is a doubt.
Buddhism
Gilbert K. Chesterton

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Chastity does not mean abstention from sexual wrong; it means something flaming, like Joan of Arc.
Chastity
Gilbert K. Chesterton

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Courage is getting away from death by continually coming within an inch of it.
Courage
Gilbert K. Chesterton

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Do not free the camel of the burden of his hump; you may be freeing him from being a camel.
Adversity
Gilbert K. Chesterton

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Evil comes at leisure like the disease. Good comes in a hurry like the doctor.
Good and Evil
Gilbert K. Chesterton

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Experience which was once claimed by the aged is now claimed exclusively by the young.
Experience
Gilbert K. Chesterton

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Facts as facts do not always create a spirit of reality, because reality is a spirit.
Reality
Gilbert K. Chesterton

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Half a truth is better than no politics.
Politicians and Politics
Gilbert K. Chesterton

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Happiness is a mystery, like religion, and should never be rationalized.
Happiness
Gilbert K. Chesterton

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How you think when you lose determines how long it will be until you win.
Thoughts and Thinking
Gilbert K. Chesterton

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I believe in getting into hot water. I think it keeps you clean.
Conflict
Gilbert K. Chesterton

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I've searched all the parks in all the cities and found no statues of committees.
Committees and Meetings
Gilbert K. Chesterton

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Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing.
[ Research ] Wernher Von Braun