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Chastity does not mean abstention from sexual wrong; it means something flaming, like Joan of Arc.

Chastity does not mean abstention from sexual wrong; it means something flaming, like Joan of Arc.

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You cannot love a thing without wanting to fight for it.

You cannot love a thing without wanting to fight for it.

by Gilbert K. Chesterton Found in: Fight Quotes,
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Courage is almost a contradiction in terms: it means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to read more

Courage is almost a contradiction in terms: it means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die.

by Gilbert K. Chesterton Found in: Courage Quotes,
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The doctrine of human equality reposes on this: that there is no man really clever who has not found that read more

The doctrine of human equality reposes on this: that there is no man really clever who has not found that he is stupid.

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Man does not live by soap alone; and hygiene, or even health, is not much good unless you can take read more

Man does not live by soap alone; and hygiene, or even health, is not much good unless you can take a healthy view of it -- or, better still, feel a healthy indifference to it.

by Gilbert K. Chesterton Found in: Hygiene Quotes,
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