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12 Timeless Quotes From GK Chesterton, The Apostolate Of Common Sense

There are only two possible options: Or you either absolutely love G.K. Chesterton writing and thinking or you hate it. There is not middle ground. If you happen to be in the first group, enjoy!

  1. “Impartiality is a pompous name for indifference, which is an elegant name for ignorance.” – The Speaker, Dec. 15, 1900
  2. “Once abolish the God, and the government becomes the God.” – “Very Christian Democracy,” Christendom in Dublin
  3. “He is a very shallow critic who cannot see an eternal rebel in the heart of a conservative.” – “Tennyson,” Varied Types
  4. “Self-denial is the test and definition of self-government.” – “The Field of Blood,” Alarms and Discursions
  5. “A good man’s work is effected by doing what he does, a woman’s by being what she is.” – “Early Works,” Robert Browning
  6. “Men do not differ much about what things they will call evils; they differ enormously about what evils they will call excusable.” – Illustrated London News, Oct. 23, 1909
  7. “Truth is sacred; and if you tell the truth too often nobody will believe it.” – Illustrated London News, Feb. 24, 1906
  8. “All men thirst to confess their crimes more than tired beasts thirst for water; but they naturally object to confessing them while other people, who have also committed the same crimes, sit by and laugh at them.” – Illustrated London News, March 14, 1908
  9. “I would give a woman not more rights, but more privileges. Instead of sending her to seek such freedom as notoriously prevails in banks and factories, I would design specially a house in which she can be free.” – “The Modern Slave,” What’s Wrong with the World
  10. “Art, like morality, consists of drawing the line somewhere.” – Illustrated London News,  May 5, 1928
  11. Reproductive Rights – “Let all the babies be born. Then let us drown those we do not like.” – “Babies and Distributism,” GK’s Weekly, Nov. 12, 1932
  12. “If there were no God, there would be no atheists.” – “The Case for Complexity,” Where All Roads Lead

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