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Fairy tales are more than true ...
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If I had only one sermon to preach it would be a sermon against pride.

— Gilbert K. Chesterton

The scientific facts, which were supposed to contradict the faith in the nineteenth century, are nearly all of them regarded as unscientific fictions in the twentieth century.

— Gilbert K. Chesterton

A great curse has fallen upon modern life with the discovery of the vastness of the word Education.

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Is ditchwater dull? Naturalists with microscopes have told me that it teems with quiet fun.

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I still hold ... that the suburbs ought to be either glorified by romance and religion or else destroyed by fire from heaven, or even by firebrands from the earth.

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People in high life are hardened to the wants and distresses of mankind as surgeons are to their bodily pains.

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Humility is the mother of giants.

— Gilbert K. Chesterton

But those dealing in the actual manufacture of mind are dealing in a very explosive material. The material is not merely the clay of which man is master, but the truths or semblances of truth which have a certain mastery over man. The material is explosive because it must be taken seriously. The men writing books really are throwing bombs.

— Gilbert K. Chesterton

Tolerance is the virtue of those who don't believe anything.

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For religion all men are equal, as all pennies are equal, because the only value of any of them is that they bear the image of the king.

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The Christian is quite free to believe that there is a considerable amount of settled order and inevitable development in the universe. But the materialist is not allowed to admit into his spotless machine the slightest speck of spiritualism or miracle.

— Gilbert K. Chesterton

If an editor can only make people angry enough, they will write half his newspaper for him for nothing.

— Gilbert K. Chesterton

Children are simply human beings who are allowed to do what everyone else really desires to do, as for instance, to fly kites, or when seriously wronged to emit prolonged screams for several minutes.

— Gilbert K. Chesterton

Take not thy thunder from us, but take away our pride.

— Gilbert K. Chesterton

Fairy tales are more than true ...

— Gilbert K. Chesterton

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