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!
- “Impartiality is a pompous name for indifference, which is an elegant name for ignorance.” – The Speaker, Dec. 15, 1900
- “Once abolish the God, and the government becomes the God.” – “Very Christian Democracy,” Christendom in Dublin
- “He is a very shallow critic who cannot see an eternal rebel in the heart of a conservative.” – “Tennyson,” Varied Types
- “Self-denial is the test and definition of self-government.” – “The Field of Blood,” Alarms and Discursions
- “A good man’s work is effected by doing what he does, a woman’s by being what she is.” – “Early Works,” Robert Browning
- “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
- “Truth is sacred; and if you tell the truth too often nobody will believe it.” – Illustrated London News, Feb. 24, 1906
- “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
- “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
- “Art, like morality, consists of drawing the line somewhere.” – Illustrated London News, May 5, 1928
- 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
- “If there were no God, there would be no atheists.” – “The Case for Complexity,” Where All Roads Lead
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