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 good novel tells us the truth about its hero, but ...

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The man who kills a man kills a man.The man who kill...

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We talk of wild animals but man is the only wild ani...

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There is the great lesson of 'Beauty and the Beast,'...

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Truth must necessarily be stranger than fiction; for...

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There is a road from the eye to the heart that does ...

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No man who worships education has got the best out o...

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I am not absentminded. It is the presence of mind th...

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Merely having an open mind is nothing. The object of...

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The issue is now quite clear. It is between light an...

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Man is more himself, more manlike, when joy is the f...

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I beseech you, little brothers, that you be as wise ...

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If you try to talk about a truth that’s merely moral...

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That is the one eternal education: to be sure enough...

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There is but an inch of difference between the cushi...

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Without education, we are in a horrible and deadly d...

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We fear men so much, because we fear God so little. ...

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When men have come to the edge of a precipice, it is...

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