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GK Chesterton

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"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)
"The Bible tells us to love our neighbors, and also to love our enemies; probably because they are generally the same people." Christianity 5.0 avg (20 votes)
"Marriage is a duel to the death which no man of honour should decline." Marriage 4.9 avg (8 votes)
"Art, like morality, consists in drawing the line somewhere." Art 4.9 avg (8 votes)
"The first two facts which a healthy boy or girl feels about sex are these: first that it is beautiful and then that it is dangerous." 4.8 avg (11 votes)
"The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting; it has been found difficult and left untried." Christianity 4.8 avg (38 votes)
"These are the days when the Christian is expected to praise every creed except his own." Christianity 4.8 avg (14 votes)
"Fallacies do not cease to be fallacies because they become fashions." Truth & Lies 4.8 avg (4 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)
"Truth is sacred; and if you tell the truth too often nobody will believe it." Truth & Lies 4.8 avg (4 votes)
"An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered; an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered." Miscellaneous 4.8 avg (4 votes)
"Tradition means giving votes to the most obscure of all classes, our ancestors. It is the democracy of the dead. Tradition refuses to submit to that arrogant oligarchy who merely happen to be walking around." Experience 4.8 avg (8 votes)
"The poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese." Poetry 4.7 avg (26 votes)
"When people stop believing in God, they don't believe in nothing -- they believe in anything." God 4.7 avg (72 votes)
"The act of defending any of the cardinal virtues has today all the exhilaration of a vice." Virtue 4.7 avg (3 votes)
"When you break the big laws, you do not get freedom; you do not even get anarchy. You get the small laws." Laws 4.7 avg (3 votes)
"Women are the only realists; their whole object in life is to pit their realism against the extravagant, excessive, and occasionally drunken idealism of men." 4.7 avg (3 votes)
"Great truths can only be forgotten and can never be falsified." Truth & Lies 4.7 avg (3 votes)
"If my children wake up on Christmas morning and have someone to thank for putting candy in their stocking, have I no one to thank for putting two feet in mine?" God 4.7 avg (6 votes)
"Angels can fly because they take themselves lightly." Miscellaneous 4.7 avg (12 votes)

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