All those who truly believe in themselves are in an insane asylum. - G.K. Chesterton Source: Orthodoxy
The riddles of God are more satisfying than the solutions of men. - G.K. Chesterton Source: Orthodoxy
It is the touchstone of a good religion, whether you can joke about it. - G.K. Chesterton Source: Orthodoxy
"The pessimist can be outraged by evil, but only the optimist can marvel at it." Source: Chesterton on Dickens
Quote taken from C.S. Lewis (from: The Problem of Suffering)
How many people have sold their souls to be admired by fools? Source: The Paradoxes of Mr. Pond (1937)
I read all about bishops in our anarchist pamphlets, such as The Superstition and Vampire and Robber Priests. I understood from that that...
'Everyone who is not an anarchist agrees to have a policeman on the corner of the street, but the danger of the present moment is that we may find the policeman halfway down the chimney or even under the bed.' - G.K. Chesterton
Quote taken from G.K. Chesterton
'The moment the sex drive ceases to be the slave, the servant of man, it becomes like his tyrant.' - G.K. Chesterton
"The comedy of man survives the tragedy of man." - G.K. Chesterton
When asked, "What is wrong with the world?" Chesterton's response was, "I."
Quote: "The only defensible war is a war of defense."
Quote: "Marriage is a duel to the death which no man of honor should turn down." - G.K. Chesterton
There are many ancient mythological beliefs which bear a resemblance to Christianity. Isn't Christianity just another ancient mythological story? Chesterton's response: if a story often appears in different cultures, could it be referring to something essential?
Quote, "Progress should always mean changing the world to meet the vision, instead we are always changing the vision."
Quote: "Ask many contemporary Christian thinkers who has had the most influence on their beliefs, and they will probably say C.S. Lewis. If you could have asked C.S. Lewis he would have answered G.K. Chesterton." - Relevant Magazine
Quote: "Something may be too sad to believe or too bad to believe or too good to believe; but it cannot be too absurd to believe on this planet of frogs and elephants, of crocodiles and squid."
It is possible that God says "One more time" to the sun every morning and "One more time" to the moon every evening. It may not be an automatic necessity that daisies look alike. It may be that God makes them separately, but never tires of making them. It may be that He has the eternal eagerness of a child, for we have sinned and grown old and our Father is younger than we are.
Jesus promised his disciples three things: that they would be totally fearless, absurdly happy, and in constant trouble. - G.K. Chesterton