G. K. Chesterton B. 1874 – D. 1936

G. K. Chesterton B. 1874 – D. 1936

Gilbert Keith Chesterton was an English writer, philosopher, lay theologian, and literary and art critic. He has been referred to as the “prince of paradox”. Wikipedia

G. K. Chesterton quotes

“It is absurd for the Evolutionist to complain that it is unthinkable for an admittedly unthinkable God to make everything out of nothing, and then pretend that it is more thinkable that nothing should turn itself into everything.” – G. K. Chesterton

“For when we cease to worship God, we do not worship nothing, we worship anything.” – G. K. Chesterton

“If I did not believe in God, I should still want my doctor, my lawyer and my banker to do so.” – G.K. Chesterton

“Do not be so open-minded that your brains fall out.” – G.K. Chesterton

“If there were no God, there would be no atheists.” – G.K. Chesterton

“Fallacies do not cease to be fallacies because they become fashions.” – G.K. Chesterton

“When men choose not to believe in God, they do not thereafter believe in nothing, they then become capable of believing in anything.” – G.K. Chesterton

“The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting. It has been found difficult; and left untried.” – G.K. Chesterton

 “The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.” – G.K. Chesterton

“It [feminism] is mixed up with a muddled idea that women are free when they serve their employers but slaves when they help their husbands.” – G.K. Chesterton

“Drink because you are happy, but never because you are miserable.” – G.K. Chesterton

“Fallacies do not cease to be fallacies because they become fashions.” – G.K. Chesterton

“A dead thing can go with the stream, but only a living thing can go against it.” – G.K. Chesterton

“There are those who hate Christianity and call their hatred an all-embracing love for all religions.” – G.K. Chesterton

“The poet only asks to get his head into the heavens. It is the logician who seeks to get the heavens into his head. And it is his head that splits.” – G.K. Chesterton

“Impartiality is a pompous name for indifference which is an elegant name for ignorance.” – G.K. Chesterton

“We do not need to get good laws to restrain bad people. We need to get good people to restrain us from bad laws.” – G.K. Chesterton

“Men do not differ much about what things they will call evils; they differ enormously about what evils they will call excusable.” – G. K. Chesterton

“Tolerance is the virtue of the man without convictions.” – G. K. Chesterton

Learn more at  https://www.chesterton.org/discover/

Mr. Kettler has previously published articles in the Chalcedon Report and Contra Mundum. He and his wife Marea attend the Westminster, CO, RPCNA Church. Mr. Kettler is the author of the book defending the Reformed Faith against attacks, titled: The Religion That Started in a Hat. Available at: www.TheReligionThatStartedInAHat.com

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