Gilbert Keith Chesterton
Gilbert Keith Chesterton was an English writer. He published works on philosophy, ontology, poetry, plays, journalism, public lectures and debates, literary and art criticism, biography, Christian apologetics, and fiction, including fantasy and detective fiction. Chesterton has been called the "prince of paradox". Time magazine, in a review of a biography of Chesterton, observed of his writing style: "Whenever possible Chesterton made his points with popular sayings, proverbs, allegories—first carefully turning them inside out." For example, Chesterton wrote "Thieves respect property. They merely wish the property to become their property that they may more perfectly respect ... more »
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''The vulgar man is always the most distinguished, for the very desire to be distinguished is vulgar.''Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936), British author. "The Boy," All Things Considered (1908).
''If prosperity is regarded as the reward of virtue it will be regarded as the symptom of virtue.''Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936), British author. "The Book of Job," G.K.C. as M.C. (1929).
''A cosmic philosophy is not constructed to fit a man; a cosmic philosophy is constructed to fit a cosmos. A man can no more possess a private religion than he can possess a private sun and moon.''Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936), British author. "The Book of Job," G.K.C. as M.C. (1929).
''Half a truth is better than no politics.''Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936), British author. "The Boy," All Things Considered (1908).
''The poor have sometimes objected to being governed badly; the rich have always objected to being governed at all.''Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936), British author. Ratcliffe, in The Man Who Was Thursday, ch. 11 (1908).
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