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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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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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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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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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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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Truths turn into dogmas the minute they are disputed.

Truths turn into dogmas the minute they are disputed.

by Gilbert K. Chesterton Found in: Truth Quotes,
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Art, like morality, consists in drawing the line somewhere.

Art, like morality, consists in drawing the line somewhere.

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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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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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