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Favorite Chesterton Quotes.
« on: April 19, 2021, 10:29:55 AM »
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1. Max one quote a day from any posters. Why? Well, there are about a thousand odd quotes I would like to post, and I am sure I am not the only one. :D

2. No paragraphs or essays, just (relatively) short quotes. We all know GK could talk for hours about nearly anything, so keep it short.

C'mon fellow Chesterton fans, lets share some of our best GK quotes to the uninitiated! Hopefully this thread is in the right place, as I figured GK's line of thinking and approach to our Faith will be helpful to some! Our religion is one of joy because we want to be in it, not being a downer because we have to! Lets see what you got!

"Fallacies do not cease to be fallacies because they become fashions."

G.K. Chesterton
All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost.

"Am I not here, I who am your mother?" Mary to Juan Diego

"Let a man walk ten miles steadily on a hot summer's day along a dusty English road, and he will soon discover why beer was invented." G.K. Chesterton

"Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after justice: for they shall have their fill." Jesus Christ
 
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Re: Favorite Chesterton Quotes.
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2021, 02:42:07 PM »
"Three acres and a cow".

Like John Vennari (RIP) said "Why not just do it?  What would it hurt?"
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The real nature of hope is “despair, overcome.”
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Re: Favorite Chesterton Quotes.
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2021, 08:46:19 PM »
“There are no uninteresting things, only uninterested people.”
― G.K. Chesterton
Kinda like this thread.... :D
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All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost.

"Am I not here, I who am your mother?" Mary to Juan Diego

"Let a man walk ten miles steadily on a hot summer's day along a dusty English road, and he will soon discover why beer was invented." G.K. Chesterton

"Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after justice: for they shall have their fill." Jesus Christ
 
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Re: Favorite Chesterton Quotes.
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2021, 09:27:44 PM »
"Angels can fly because they can take.themselves lightly."

I have  a bad memory but this is on my refrigerator, somewhere.
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[Matthew 8:26]  And Jesus saith to them: Why are you fearful, O ye of little faith? Then rising up he commanded the winds, and the sea, and there came a great calm.

[Job  38:1-5]  Then the Lord answered Job out of a whirlwind, and said: [2] Who is this that wrappeth up sentences in unskillful words? [3] Gird up thy loins like a man: I will ask thee, and answer thou me. [4] Where wast thou when I laid up the foundations of the earth? tell me if thou hast understanding. [5] Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest? or who hath stretched the line upon it?

Jesus, Mary, I love Thee! Save souls!
 
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Re: Favorite Chesterton Quotes.
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2021, 10:21:31 PM »
"Nietzsche's aristocracy has about it all the sacredness that belongs to the weak. When he makes us feel that he cannot endure the innumerable faces, the incessant voices, the overpowering omnipresence which belongs to the mob, he will have the sympathy of anybody who has ever been sick on a steamer or tired in a crowded omnibus. Every man has hated mankind when he was less than a man. Every man has had humanity in his eyes like a blinding fog, humanity in his nostrils like a suffocating smell. But when Nietzsche has the incredible lack of humour and lack of imagination to ask us to believe that his aristocracy is an aristocracy of strong muscles or an aristocracy of strong wills, it is necessary to point out the truth. It is an aristocracy of weak nerves."
 
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Re: Favorite Chesterton Quotes.
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2021, 08:08:52 AM »


CHESTERTON.  To look at you, one would think there was a famine in the land.
SHAW.  To look at you, one would think that you had caused it.
Αἰὼν παῖς ἐστι παίζων πεσσεύων · παιδὸς ἡ βασιληίη.
      Aion is a child at play, playing draughts; a child’s is the kingdom.—Heraclitus
 
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Re: Favorite Chesterton Quotes.
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2021, 10:52:38 AM »
Real wit! Unlike the crass humor promoted these days.
All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost.

"Am I not here, I who am your mother?" Mary to Juan Diego

"Let a man walk ten miles steadily on a hot summer's day along a dusty English road, and he will soon discover why beer was invented." G.K. Chesterton

"Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after justice: for they shall have their fill." Jesus Christ
 
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Re: Favorite Chesterton Quotes.
« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2021, 07:58:45 PM »
“The Bible tells us to love our neighbors, and also to love our enemies; probably because generally they are the same people.”
― G.K. Chesterton

All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost.

"Am I not here, I who am your mother?" Mary to Juan Diego

"Let a man walk ten miles steadily on a hot summer's day along a dusty English road, and he will soon discover why beer was invented." G.K. Chesterton

"Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after justice: for they shall have their fill." Jesus Christ
 
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Re: Favorite Chesterton Quotes.
« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2021, 09:58:14 AM »
“If there were no God, there would be no atheists.”

― G.K. Chesterton
All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost.

"Am I not here, I who am your mother?" Mary to Juan Diego

"Let a man walk ten miles steadily on a hot summer's day along a dusty English road, and he will soon discover why beer was invented." G.K. Chesterton

"Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after justice: for they shall have their fill." Jesus Christ
 
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Re: Favorite Chesterton Quotes.
« Reply #9 on: April 22, 2021, 10:11:00 PM »
 “There is a great man who makes every man feel small. But the real great man is the man who makes every man feel great.”

― G.K. Chesterton, Charles Dickens: A Critical Study
 
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Re: Favorite Chesterton Quotes.
« Reply #10 on: April 22, 2021, 10:35:11 PM »
"Ten thousand women marched through the streets shouting, ‘We will not be dictated to,’ and went off and became stenographers.”

-G.K. Chesterton
"Take courage! I have overcome the world." John 16:33
 
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Re: Favorite Chesterton Quotes.
« Reply #11 on: April 23, 2021, 10:05:50 AM »
Lol @Mr. Mysterious you stole my next quote!!
All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost.

"Am I not here, I who am your mother?" Mary to Juan Diego

"Let a man walk ten miles steadily on a hot summer's day along a dusty English road, and he will soon discover why beer was invented." G.K. Chesterton

"Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after justice: for they shall have their fill." Jesus Christ
 
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Re: Favorite Chesterton Quotes.
« Reply #12 on: April 23, 2021, 10:07:05 AM »
“Do not be so open-minded that your brains fall out.”

― G.K. Chesterton
All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost.

"Am I not here, I who am your mother?" Mary to Juan Diego

"Let a man walk ten miles steadily on a hot summer's day along a dusty English road, and he will soon discover why beer was invented." G.K. Chesterton

"Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after justice: for they shall have their fill." Jesus Christ
 
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Re: Favorite Chesterton Quotes.
« Reply #13 on: April 24, 2021, 06:52:19 PM »
“Art, like morality, consists of drawing the line somewhere.”

― G.K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy
All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost.

"Am I not here, I who am your mother?" Mary to Juan Diego

"Let a man walk ten miles steadily on a hot summer's day along a dusty English road, and he will soon discover why beer was invented." G.K. Chesterton

"Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after justice: for they shall have their fill." Jesus Christ
 
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Re: Favorite Chesterton Quotes.
« Reply #14 on: April 26, 2021, 09:18:57 PM »
"Men are ruled, at this minute by the clock, by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern."

G.K. Chesterton.

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All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost.

"Am I not here, I who am your mother?" Mary to Juan Diego

"Let a man walk ten miles steadily on a hot summer's day along a dusty English road, and he will soon discover why beer was invented." G.K. Chesterton

"Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after justice: for they shall have their fill." Jesus Christ
 
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