Quotes by Gilbert K. Chesterton (Writer/English).

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The traveler sees what he sees, the tourist sees what he has come to see.
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The vulgar man is always the most distinguished, for the very desire to be distinguished is vulgar.
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And they that rule in England, in stately conclaves met, alas, alas for England they have no graves as yet.
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Education is the period during which you are being instructed by somebody you do not know, about something you do not want to know.
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The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one's own country as a foreign land.
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I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite.
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Art, like morality, consists in drawing the line somewhere.
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The purpose of Compulsory Education is to deprive the common people of their commonsense.
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There is no such thing on earth as an uninteresting subject; the only thing that can exist is an uninterested person.
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Journalism largely consists of saying 'Lord Jones is Dead' to people who never knew that Lord Jones was alive.
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The Bible tells us to love our neighbors, and also to love our enemies; probably because generally they are the same people.
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The perplexity of life arises from there being too many interesting things in it for us to be interested properly in any of them.
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The object of a New Year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul and a new nose; new feet, a new backbone, new ears, and new eyes. Unless a particular man made New Year resolutions, he would make no resolutions. Unless a man starts afresh about things, he will certainly do nothing effective.
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There is a road from the eye to heart that does not go through the intellect.
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If a thing is worth doing, it is worth doing badly.
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Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means government by the badly educated.
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A yawn is a silent shout.
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I've searched all the parks in all the cities and found no statues of committees.
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The family is the test of freedom; because the family is the only thing that the free man makes for himself and by himself.
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It isn't that they can't see the solution. It is that they can't see the problem.
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A woman uses her intelligence to find reasons to support her intuition.
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All slang is metaphor, and all metaphor is poetry.
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Half a truth is better than no politics.
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Tolerance is the virtue of the man without convictions.
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Literature is a luxury; fiction is a necessity.
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