The trouble with always trying to preserve the health of the body is that it is so difficult to do without destroying the health of the mind.
Quote by Gilbert K Chesterton
Gilbert K Chesterton Quotes
Tradition means giving votes to the most obscure of all classes, our ancestors. It is...
Coincidences are spiritual puns.
The only way of catching a train I have ever discovered is to miss the...
The word good has many meanings. For example, if a man were to shoot his...
Art consists of limitation. The most beautiful part of every picture is the frame.
Literature is a luxury; fiction is a necessity.
Happiness is a mystery, like religion, and should never be rationalised.
The aim of life is appreciation; there is no sense in not appreciating things; and...
A radical generally meant a man who thought he could somehow pull up the root...
The way to love anything is to realize that it may be lost.
Love means to love that which is unlovable; or it is no virtue at all.
A teacher who is not dogmatic is simply a teacher who is not teaching.
Women prefer to talk in twos, while men prefer to talk in threes.
And they that rule in England, in stately conclaves met, alas, alas for England they...
Never invoke the gods unless you really want them to appear. It annoys them very...
The poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese.
The only defensible war is a war of defense.
To love means loving the unlovable. To forgive means pardoning the unpardonable. Faith means believing...
Experience which was once claimed by the aged is now claimed exclusively by the young.
Artistic temperament is the disease that afflicts amateurs.