THE QUOTABLE G.K.

G.K. Chesterton

Some Famous Quotes of G.K. Chesterton

"Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another."

"If there were no God, there would be no Atheists."

"To have a right to do a thing is not at all the same as to be right in doing it."

"The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting. It has been found difficult; and left untried."

“It is absurd for the Evolutionist to complain that it is unthinkable for an admittedly unthinkable God to make everything out of nothing, and then pretend that it is more thinkable that nothing should turn itself into everything.”

“The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.”

“Most modern freedom is at root fear. It is not so much that we are too bold to endure rules; it is rather that we are too timid to endure responsibilities.”

“Men do not differ much about what things they will call evils; they differ enormously about what evils they will call excusable.”

“Religious liberty might be supposed to mean that everybody is free to discuss religion. In practice it means that hardly anybody is allowed to mention it.”

“Progress is Providence without God. That is, it is a theory that everything has always perpetually gone right by accident. It is a sort of atheistic optimism, based on an everlasting coincidence far more miraculous than a miracle.”


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