Chesterton quotes thread. Post your favourite ones.
>Impartiality is a pompous name for indifference, which is an elegant name for ignorance.
>A dead thing can go with the stream, but only a living thing can go against it.
>The central idea of poetry is the idea of guessing right, like a child.
>If you convey to a woman that something ought to be done, there is always a dreadful danger that she will suddenly do it.
>Journalism largely consists in saying &#39;Lord Jones Dead&#39; to people who never knew Lord Jones was alive.
>Silver is sometimes more valuable than gold, that is, in large quantities.
>The most incredible thing about miracles is that they happen.
>If a thing is worth doing, it is worth doing badly.
>Not only are we all in the same boat, but we are all seasick.
>The great ideals of the past failed not by being outlived (which must mean over-lived), but by not being lived enough. Mankind has not passed through the Middle Ages. Rather mankind has retreated from the Middle Ages in reaction and rout. The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting. It has been found difficult; and left untried.
>Moderate strength is shown in violence, supreme strength is shown in levity.
>Mysticism keeps men sane. As long as you have mystery you have health; when you destroy mystery you create morbidity.
>op is fag. his father is a dickgirl and his mother is a whore.
>Angels can fly because they take themselves lightly.
>The great and very obvious merit of the English aristocracy is that nobody could possibly take it seriously.
>A soldier surrounded by enemies, if he is to cut his way out, needs to combine a strong desire for living with a strange carelessness about dying.
>There was a time when op delivered and wasn&#39;t a fag. Sadly, this time is long gone.
>Upon the whole, I came to the conclusion that the optimist thought everything good except the pessimist, and that the pessimist thought everything bad, except himself.
>It is idle to talk always of the alternative of reason and faith. 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.
>We are on the road to producing a race of men too mentally modest to believe in the multiplication table. We are in danger of seeing philosophers who doubt the law of gravity as being a mere fancy of their own. Scoffers of old time were too proud to be convinced; but these are too humble to be convinced. The meek do inherit the earth; but the modern sceptics are too meek even to claim their inheritance.
>I fucking hate it, when faggots like op posts my quotes of context on anonymous imageboards using greentext.
>>55214346>out of contextfix
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