Variability is one of the virtues of a woman. It avoids the crude requirement of polygamy. So long as you have one good wife you are sure to have a spiritual harem".


G.K. Chesterton

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No one has even begun to understand comradeship who does not accept with it a certain hearty eagerne...
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No one has even begun to understand comradeship who does not accept with it a certain hearty eagerne...
G.K. CHESTERTON
Men have not got tired of Christianity; they have never found enough Christianity to get tired of. M...
G.K. CHESTERTON
It is very currently suggested that the modern man is the heir of all the ages, that he has got the ...
G.K. CHESTERTON
Thrift is poetic because it is creative.
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The chicken does not exist only in order to produce another egg. He may also exist to amuse himself,...
G.K. CHESTERTON
No man demands what he desires; each man demands what he fancies he can get. Soon people forget what...
G.K. CHESTERTON
There is not really any courage at all in attacking hoary or antiquated things, any more than in off...
G.K. CHESTERTON
When a man really tells the truth, the first truth he tells is that he himself is a liar.
G.K. CHESTERTON
In all legends men have thought of women as sublime separately but horrible in a herd.
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All true friendliness begins with fire and food and drink and the recognition of rain or frost. ...E...
G.K. CHESTERTON
Babies need not to be taught a trade, but to be introduced to a world. To put the matter shortly, wo...
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An historic institution, which never went right, is really quite much of a miracle as an institution...
G.K. CHESTERTON
As for the general view that the Church was discredited by the War—they might as well say that the...
G.K. CHESTERTON
The paradise of my fancy is one where pigs have wings
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..."vers libre," (free verse) or nine-tenths of it, is not a new metre any more than sleeping in a d...
G.K. CHESTERTON
I do not deny, but strongly affirm, the right of the State to interfere to cure a great evil. I say ...
G.K. CHESTERTON
To complain that I could only be married once was like complaining that I had only been born once.
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If you argue with a madman, it is extremely probable that you will get the worst of it; for in many ...
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It is quite certain that the skirt means female dignity, not female submission; it can be proved by ...
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On the third day the friends of Christ coming at daybreak to the place found the grave empty and the...
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The center of every man's existence is a dream. Death, disease, insanity, are merely material accide...
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I had tried to be happy by telling myself that man is an animal, like any other which sought its mea...
G.K. CHESTERTON
[Fairy tales] make rivers run with wine only to make us remember, for one wild moment, that they run...
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That a good man may have his back to the wall is no more than we knew already, but that God could ha...
G.K. CHESTERTON
If Innocent is happy, it is because he is innocent. If he can defy the conventions, it is just becau...
G.K. CHESTERTON
There is something sinister about putting a leprechaun in a workhouse. The only solid comfort is tha...
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Man may behold what ugliness he likes if he is sure that he will not worship it; but there are some ...
G.K. CHESTERTON
If we are calm," replied the policeman, "it is the calm of organized resistance."
"Eh?" said Sy...
G.K. CHESTERTON
Do not be proud of the fact that your grandmother was shocked at something which your are accustomed...
G.K. CHESTERTON
As long as the vision of heaven is always changing, the vision of earth will be exactly the same. No...
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I mean that we here are on the wrong side of the tapestry,' answered Father Brown. 'The things that ...
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How you think when you lose determines how long it will be until you win.
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The poet only asks to get his head into the heavens. It is the logician who seeks to get the heavens...
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No man who worships education has got the best out of education... Without a gentle contempt for edu...
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A man's minor actions and arrangements ought to be free, flexible, creative; the things that should ...
G.K. CHESTERTON
A detective story generally describes six living men discussing how it is that a man is dead. A mode...
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These are the days when the Christian is expected to praise every creed except his own.
G.K. CHESTERTON
There are no uninteresting things, only uninterested people.
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Men invent new ideals because they dare not attempt old ideals. They look forward with enthusiasm, b...
G.K. CHESTERTON
There is a limit to human charity," said Lady Outram, trembling all over.

"There is," sai...
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He wondered why the pelican was the symbol of charity, except it was that it wanted a good deal of c...
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Charity is the power of defending that which we know to be indefensible. Hope is the power of being ...
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We do not admire, we hardly excuse, the fanatic who wrecks this world for love of the other. But wha...
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Dear Sir: Regarding your article 'What's Wrong with the World?' I am. Yours truly,
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There are those who hate Christianity and call their hatred an all-embracing love for all religions.
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We have all forgotten what we really are. All that we call common sense and rationality and practica...
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He may be mad, but there's method in his madness. There nearly always is method in madness. It's wha...
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If a thing is worth doing, it is worth doing badly.
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The first two facts which a healthy boy or girl feels about sex are these: first that it is beautifu...
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I regard golf as an expensive way of playing marbles.
G.K. CHESTERTON
My country, right or wrong,” is a thing that no patriot would think of saying except in a desperat...
G.K. CHESTERTON
The object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid.
G.K. CHESTERTON
Can you not see, […] that fairy tales in their essence are quite solid and straightforward; but th...
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the things common to all men are more important than the things peculiar to any men. Ordinary things...
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The pessimists believe that the cosmos is a clock that is running down; the progressives believe it ...
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