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I always like a dog so long as he isn't spelled backward.

I always like a dog so long as he isn't spelled backward.

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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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Education is the period during which you are being instructed by somebody you do not know, about something you do read more

Education is the period during which you are being instructed by somebody you do not know, about something you do not want to know.

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The true object of all human life is play. Earth is a task garden; heaven is a playground.

The true object of all human life is play. Earth is a task garden; heaven is a playground.

by Gilbert K. Chesterton Found in: Play 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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There are no rules of architecture for a castle in the clouds.

There are no rules of architecture for a castle in the clouds.

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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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The world will never starve for want of wonders, but for want of wonder.

The world will never starve for want of wonders, but for want of wonder.

by Gilbert K. Chesterton Found in: Wonder Quotes,
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One sees great things from the valley; only small things from the peak.

One sees great things from the valley; only small things from the peak.

by Gilbert K. Chesterton Found in: Great Quotes,
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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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