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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A man must be prepared not only to be a martyr, but ...

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I mean that we here are on the wrong side of the tap...

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

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The things said most confidently by advanced persons...

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As to the doubt of the soul I discover it to be fals...

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Literature is a luxury; fiction is a necessity.

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But though I might fill the world with dragons I nev...

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Surely we cannot take an open question like the supe...

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Free verse is like free love; it is a contradiction ...

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Just at present you only see the tree by the light o...

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I wish we could sometimes love the characters in rea...

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People wonder why the novel is the most popular form...

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And pray where in earth or heaven are there prudent ...

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If I can put one touch of rosy sunset into the life ...

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The Bible tells us to love our neighbors, and also t...

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I am going to hold a pistol to the head of the Moder...

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It feminism is mixed up with a muddled idea that wom...

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The true soldier fights not because he hates what is...

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In other words, we may, by fixing our attention almo...

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We do wrong to seek peace in Nature; we should rathe...

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