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Quotes by "G.K. Chesterton"

Gilbert Keith Chesterton (29 May 1874 – 14 June 1936), was an English writer, poet, philosopher, dramatist, journalist, orator, lay theologian, biographer, and literary and art critic. Chesterton is often referred to as the "prince of paradox".

He is well known for his fictional priest-detective Father Brown, and for his reasoned apologetics including works as Orthodoxy and The Everlasting Man. Chesterton converted to Catholicism after a journey through secularism, Unitarianism and later High Church Anglicanism.

G.K. Chesterton

How rules allow for joy and wonder

Those countries in Europe which are still influenced by priests, are exactly the countries where there is still singing and…

G.K. Chesterton

On Catholic humility

A Catholic is a person who has plucked up courage to face the the incredible and inconceivable idea that something…

G.K. Chesterton

On the adventure of the Christian virtues

The act of defending any of the cardinal virtues has today all the exhilaration of a vice.

G.K. Chesterton

On the difficulty of the Christian life

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