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Gilbert K. Chesterton Quotes and Sayings
Quotes by Gilbert K. Chesterton

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The traveler sees what he sees,
the tourist sees what he has come to see.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

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Angels can fly because they can take themselves lightly.
- Gilbert (G. K.) Chesterton PHOTO

There is a road from the eye to heart
that does not go through the intellect.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

How you think when you lose
determines how long it will be until you win.
- Gilbert (G. K.) Chesterton

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To have a right to do a thing
is not at all the same as to be right in doing it.
- Gilbert (G. K.) Chesterton

The way to love anything is to realize that it may be lost.
- Gilbert (G. K.) Chesterton

And when it rains on your parade, look up rather than down.
Without the rain, there would be no rainbow.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

 

The most astonishing thing about miracles is that they happen.
- Gilbert (G. K.) Chesterton

Marriage is an adventure, like going to war.
- Gilbert (G. K.) Chesterton

We make our friends; we make our enemies;
but God makes our next-door neighbor.
- Gilbert (G. K.) Chesterton

A good traveler has no fixed plans,
and is not intent on arriving.
- Lao Tzu PHOTO

Generally speaking, a howling wilderness does not howl:
it is the imagination of the traveler that does the howling.
- Henry David Thoreau

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe PHOTO

Write your Sad times in Sand,
Write your Good times in Stone.
- George Bernard Shaw PHOTO

The River of Life has no meaning,
no good, no bad, no better, no worse,
no love, no hate, no fear, no anger, no joy.
The River of Life has no judgment, no expectation.
The River of Life just IS.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

The only thing necessary for evil to triumph
is for enough good men to do nothing.
- Edmund Burke PHOTO

Treat those who are good with goodness,
and also treat those who are not good with goodness.
Thus goodness is attained.
Be honest to those who are honest,
and be also honest to those who are not honest.
Thus honesty is attained.
- Lao Tzu PHOTO

No good comes from hurrying.
- Yiddish Proverb PHOTO

Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves
to recognize how good things really are.
- Marianne Williamson

A true friend is someone who
thinks that you are a good egg
even though he knows that
you are slightly cracked.
- Bernard Meltzer

You have enemies? Good.
That means you've stood up for something,
sometime in your life.
- Winston Churchill

He who can no longer pause to wonder
and stand rapt in awe,
is as good as dead;
his eyes are closed.
- Albert Einstein

Regrets are the tears of good deeds left undone
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The world moves, and ideas that were
once good are not always good.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Relax. Take a day off.
Go for a long silent walk in the woods.
The world will still be there tomorrow -
as good and as bad as ever.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is more value in a very good painting
that is completed and on display,
than in an excellent painting
that is still in the artist's studio,
or perhaps still in his mind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Regret is an appalling waste of energy,
you can't build on it - it's only good for wallowing in.
- Katherine Mansfield

However many holy words you read, however many you speak,
what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?
- The Buddha

I look only to the good qualities of men.
Not being faultless myself,
I won't presume to probe into the faults of others.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Every good relationship, especially marriage, is based on respect.
If it's not based on respect,
nothing that appears to be good will last very long.
- Amy Grant

There is nothing either good or bad,
but thinking makes it so.
- William Shakespeare

The man who can't dance thinks the band is no good.
- Polish Proverb

There is some good in the worst of us
and some evil in the best of us.
When we discover this,
we are less prone to hate our enemies.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

A bad peace is better than a good war.
- Yiddish Proverb

Good for who? Good for what?
There is no absolute "good."
"Good" is simply one person's preference.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Be careful not to do your good deeds
when there's no one watching you.
- Tom Lehrer

Good judgement comes from experience.
Experience comes from bad judgement.
- Jim Horning

A dog is not considered a good dog because he is a good barker.
A man is not considered a good man because he is a good talker.
- The Buddha

In the arena of human life,
the honors and rewards fall to those
who show their good qualities in action.
- Aristotle

Good manners sometimes means simply
putting up with other people's bad manners.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Play to win, but be a good loser.
Have a plan for your life,
but accept whatever comes your way
with grace and gratitude.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Make sure you never, never argue at night.
You just lose a good night's sleep,
and you can't settle anything until morning anyway.
- Rose Kennedy

I find that he is happiest
of whom the world says least, good or bad.
- Thomas Jefferson

The best bridge between despair and hope is a good night's sleep.
- E. Joseph Cossman

I used to believe in forever, but forever's too good to be true.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Better learn balance. Balance is key.
Balance good, karate good. Everything good.
Balance bad, better pack up, go home. Understand?
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid

Good humor is the health of the soul,
sadness is its poison.
- Lord Chesterfield

Sometimes good things fall apart
so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

Good Endings precede Good Beginnings.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If it's a good idea, go ahead and do it.
It is much easier to apologize than it is to get permission.
- Grace Hopper

Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care
for people will hear them and be influenced
by them for good or ill.
- The Buddha

To kill an error is as good a service as,
and sometimes even better than,
the establishing of a new truth or fact.
- Charles Darwin

If I am not for myself,
who will be for me?
Yet if I am for myself alone,
of what good am I?
- Hillel

The wicked leader is he who the people despise.
The good leader is he who the people revere.
The great leader is he who the people say, "We did it ourselves."
- Lao Tzu

An ounce of conscious choice is worth a pound of good fortune.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Good things come in small packages.
- old proverb

When I do good, I feel good.
When I do bad, I feel bad.
That's my religion.
- Abraham Lincoln

Many a man fails as an original thinker
simply because his memory is too good.
- Nietzsche

A good example is the best sermon.
- Benjamin Franklin

In spite of everything, I still believe
that people are really good at heart.
I simply can't build up my hopes on a foundation
consisting of confusion, misery and death.
- Anne Frank

This time, like all times, is a very good one,
if we but know what to do with it.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Far from idleness being the root of all evil,
it is rather the only true good.
- Soren Kierkegaard

I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything,
I still believe that people are really good at heart.
- Anne Frank

Important ideas can come from unexpected places.
We tend to label people - Genius, Idiot,
Socialist, Regressive, Wingnut, Revolutionary, Terrorist.
But it is helpful to remind ourselves to be open
to good ideas - whatever their source.
It is equally important to avoid accepting any idea
merely because we respect that person's
other ideas or accomplishments.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A good head and a good heart
are always a formidable combination.
- Nelson Mandela

If being good isn't working - try being outrageous.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

It is neither good nor bad, but thinking makes it so.
- William Shakespeare

If an opinion contrary to your own makes you angry,
that is a sign that you are subconsciously aware
of having no good reason for thinking as you do.
- Bertrand Russell

"Good morning!" he said at last.
"We don't want any adventures here, thank you!
You might try over The Hill or across The Water."
- J. R. R. Tolkien

Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news.
The good news is that you don't know how great you can be!
How much you can love!
What you can accomplish! And what your potential is!
- Anne Frank

Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.
- John D. Rockefeller


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