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Compromise used to mean that half a loaf was better than no bread. Among modern statesmen it really seems to read more

Compromise used to mean that half a loaf was better than no bread. Among modern statesmen it really seems to mean that half a loaf is better than a whole loaf.

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People generally quarrel because they cannot argue.

People generally quarrel because they cannot argue.

by Gilbert K. Chesterton Found in: Quarrel Quotes,
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"My country, right or wrong," is a thing that no patriot would think of saying except a desperate case. It read more

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

by Gilbert K. Chesterton Found in: Country Quotes,
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It is the test of a good religion whether you can joke about it.

It is the test of a good religion whether you can joke about it.

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I do not believe in a fate that falls on men however they act; but I do believe in a read more

I do not believe in a fate that falls on men however they act; but I do believe in a fate that falls on them unless they act.

by Gilbert K. Chesterton Found in: Action Quotes,
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