G K Chesterton Love Quotes and Sayings
2. Love means loving the unlovable – or it is no virtue at all.
3. The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost.
Sayings by G K Chesterton
1. A good novel tells us the truth about its hero; but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author.
2. A man does not know what he is saying until he knows what he is not saying.
3. A man who says that no patriot should attack the war until it is over… is saying no good son should warn his mother of a cliff until she has fallen.
4. A stiff apology is a second insult … The injured party does not want to be compensated because he has been wronged; he wants to be healed because he has been hurt.
5. A woman uses her intelligence to find reasons to support her intuition.
6. And when it rains on your parade, look up rather than down. Without the rain, there would be no rainbow.
7. Being “contented” ought to mean in English, as it does in French, being pleased. Being content with an attic ought not to mean being unable to move from it and resigned to living in it; it ought to mean appreciating all there is in such a position.
8. Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die.
9. Drink because you are happy, but never because you are miserable.
10. How you think when you lose determines how long it will be until you win.
11. 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.
12. I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.
13. If you do not understand a man you cannot crush him. And if you do understand him, very probably you will not.
14. It isn’t that they can’t see the solution. It is that they can’t see the problem.
15. Man seems to be capable of great virtues but not of small virtues; capable of defying his torturer but not of keeping his temper.
16. The aim of life is appreciation; there is no sense in not appreciating things; and there is no sense in having more of them if you have less appreciation of them.
17. The traveler sees what he sees, the tourist sees what he has come to see.
18. When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude.
19. Without education we are in a horrible and deadly danger of taking educated people seriously.