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GK Chesterton

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"It's not that we don't have enough scoundrels to curse; it's that we don't have enough good men to curse them." Morality 4.0 avg (2 votes)
"I say that a man must be certain of his morality for the simple reason that he has to suffer for it." Morality 4.0 avg (4 votes)
"'My country, right or wrong' is a thing no patriot would ever think of saying except in a desperate case. It is like saying 'My mother, drunk or sober.'" Patriotism 4.1 avg (20 votes)
"The aim of good prose words is to mean what they say. The aim of good poetical words is to mean what they do not say." Poetry 4.3 avg (3 votes)
"The poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese." Poetry 4.7 avg (26 votes)
"The reformer is always right about what is wrong. He is generally wrong about what is right." Politics 4.3 avg (7 votes)
"When a politician is in opposition he is an expert on the means to some end; and when he is in office he is an expert on the obstacles to it." Politics 4.0 avg (1 votes)
"There is a great deal of difference between an eager man who wants to read a book and the tired man who wants a book to read." Reading 3.8 avg (4 votes)
"A room without books is like a body without a soul." Reading 4.5 avg (15 votes)
"It has been often said, very truly, that religion is the thing that makes the ordinary man feel extraordinary; it is an equally important truth that religion is the thing that makes the extraordinary man feel ordinary." Religion 4.8 avg (8 votes)
"Is one religion as good as another? Is one horse in the Derby as good as another?" Religion 3.8 avg (8 votes)
"In science, 'fact' can only mean 'confirmed to such a degree that it would be perverse to withhold provisional assent.' I suppose that apples might start to rise tomorrow, but the possibility does not merit equal time in physics classrooms." Science 4.5 avg (6 votes)
"A yawn is a silent shout." Talking 3.8 avg (4 votes)
"Theology is only thought applied to religion." Theology 4.0 avg (1 votes)
"You can only find truth with logic if you have already found truth without it." Truth & Lies 4.2 avg (11 votes)
"Fallacies do not cease to be fallacies because they become fashions." Truth & Lies 4.8 avg (4 votes)
"Truth is sacred; and if you tell the truth too often nobody will believe it." Truth & Lies 4.8 avg (4 votes)
"Great truths can only be forgotten and can never be falsified." Truth & Lies 4.7 avg (3 votes)
"The act of defending any of the cardinal virtues has today all the exhilaration of a vice." Virtue 4.7 avg (3 votes)
"The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him." War & Peace 5.0 avg (43 votes)

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