173 G.K. Chesterton Quotes

  • "The traveler sees what he sees, the tourist sees what he has come to see."

    - G.K. Chesterton
    Topics: Truth


  • "If there were no God, there would be no atheists."

    - G.K. Chesterton
    Topics: Atheism


  • "Journalism largely consists of saying "Lord Jones is dead" to people who never knew that Lord Jones was alive."

    - G.K. Chesterton
    Topics: Life


  • "To be clever enough to get all that money, one must be stupid enough to want it."

    - G.K. Chesterton
    Topics: Money


  • "True contentment is the power of getting out of any situation all that there is in it."

    - G.K. Chesterton
    Topics: Contentment


  • "Ritual will always mean throwing away something: destroying our corn or wine upon the altar of our gods."

    - G.K. Chesterton
    Topics: Religion


  • "I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder."

    - G.K. Chesterton
    Topics: Reasoning, Thankfulness


  • "The honest poor can sometimes forget poverty. The honest rich can never forget it."

    - G.K. Chesterton
    Topics: Finances, Honesty


  • "Experience which was once claimed by the aged is now claimed exclusively by the young."

    - G.K. Chesterton
    Topics: Children, Youth


  • "Customs are generally unselfish. Habits are nearly always selfish."

    - G.K. Chesterton
    Topics: Habits


  • "It isn't that they can't see the solution. It is that they can't see the problem."

    - G.K. Chesterton
    Topics: Ignorance


  • "There is no such thing on earth as an uninteresting subject; the only thing that can exist is an uninterested person."

    - G.K. Chesterton
    Topics: Life


  • "The Bible tells us to love our neighbors, and also to love our enemies: probably because they are generally the same people."

    - G.K. Chesterton
    Topics: Love, The Bible, Enemies


  • "When we were children we were grateful to those who filled our stockings at Christmas time. Why are we not grateful to God for filling our stockings with legs?"

    - G.K. Chesterton
    Topics: Christmas, Children


  • "Drink because you are happy, but never because you are miserable."

    - G.K. Chesterton
    Topics: Drunkenness



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