AUTHOR | G. K. CHESTERTON



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G. K. Chesterton | Journalist, novelist, essayist



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Gilbert Keith Chesterton, better known as G. K. Chesterton, was an English writer, lay theologian, poet, philosopher, dramatist, journalist, orator, literary and art critic, biographer, and Christian apologist. Chesterton is often referred to as the 'prince of paradox.' Time magazine has observed of his writing style: 'Whenever possible Chesterton made his points with popular sayings, proverbs, allegories—first carefully turning them inside out.'
Chesterton is well known for his fictional priest-detective Father Brown, and for his reasoned apologetics. Even some of those who disagree with him have recognized the wide appeal of such works as Orthodoxy and The Everlasting Man. Chesterton, as a political thinker, cast aspersions on both Progressivism and Conservatism, saying, 'The whole modern world has divided itself into Conservatives and Progressives. The business of Progressives is to go on making mistakes. The business of the Conservatives is to prevent the mistakes from be


Born: 1874-05-29

Born in: Kensington, London, England

Died: 1936-06-14





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Modern tragic writers have to write short stories; i...

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As for the general view that the Church was discredi...

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The obvious effect of frivolous divorce will be friv...

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You say you are a poet of law; I saw you are a contr...

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He has come to the most dreadful conclusion a litera...

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...the fundamental things in a man are not the thing...

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Even the moon is only poetical because there is a ma...

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Science must not impose any philosophy, any more tha...

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Family is the theatre of the spiritual drama, the pl...

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Religious liberty might be supposed to mean that eve...

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In the glad old days, before the rise of modern morb...

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of being strong and brave. The strong can not be bra...

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A good novel tells us the truth about its hero; but ...

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I say that a man must be certain of his morality for...

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Moderate strength is shown in violence, supreme stre...

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The moderns say we must not punish heretics. My only...

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It is the test of a good religion whether you can jo...

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