G. K. Chesterton Quotes

My country, right or wrong, is a thing that no patriot would think of saying except in a desperate case. It is like saying, My mother, drunk or sober.

~ G. K. Chesterton

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

~ G. K. Chesterton

By a curious confusion, many modern critics have passed from the proposition that a masterpiece may be unpopular to the other proposition that unless it is unpopular it cannot be a masterpiece.

~ G. K. Chesterton

Don't ever take a fence down until you know the reason it was put up.

~ G. K. Chesterton

There is a great deal of difference between an eager man who wants to read a book and the tired man who wants a book to read.

~ G. K. Chesterton

The rich are the scum of the earth in every country.

~ G. K. Chesterton

There is no such thing on earth as an uninteresting subject the only thing that can exist is an uninterested person.

~ G. K. Chesterton

I believe in getting into hot water it keeps you clean.

~ G. K. Chesterton

All slang is a metaphor, and all metaphor is poetry.

~ G. K. Chesterton

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

~ G. K. Chesterton

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