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G. K. Chesterton quotes page 6

Jesus promised his disciples three things: That they would be completely fearless, absurdly
happy, and in constant trouble.
G. K. Chesterton

The pure modernist is merely a snob; he cannot bear to be a month behind the fashion.
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Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of
a readiness to die.
G. K. Chesterton

It isn't that they can't see the solution. It is that they can't see the problem.
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Moderate strength is shown in violence, supreme strength is shown in levity.
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A thing may be too sad to be believed or too wicked to be believed or too good to be
believed; but it cannot be too absurd to be believed in this planet of frogs and elephants, of
crocodiles and cuttle-fish.
G. K. Chesterton

The thing I hate about an argument is that it always interrupts a discussion.
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Tolerance is the virtue of the man without convictions.
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Reason is itself a matter of faith. It is an act of faith to assert that our thoughts have any
relation to reality at all.
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The full potentialities of human fury cannot be reached until a friend of both parties tactfully
intervenes.
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The modern world is not evil; in some ways the modern world is far too good. It is full of wild
and wasted virtues.
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He is only a very shallow critic who cannot see an eternal rebel in the heart of the
Conservative.
G. K. Chesterton

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