Listers, whether the topic was angels or cheese the extraordinary mind of GK Chesterton always had a witticism to share. SPL has frequently commented on the British author and shared his quotes on Facebook and Twitter. The following quotes are the ones that have garnered the best response from the listers on social media. Those unfamiliar with the colossal and unique mind of GK Chesterton will want to pick up his famous work Orthodoxy and his classic The Everlasting Man. Enjoy.
“Just going to church doesn’t make you a Christian any more than standing in your garage makes you a car.”
“The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting; it has been found difficult and left untried.”
“There are two ways to get enough. One is to continue to accumulate more and more. The other is to desire less.”
“There are those who hate Christianity and call their hatred an all-embracing love for all religions.”
“Impartiality is a pompous name for indifference which is an elegant name for ignorance.”
“To have a right to do a thing is not at all the same as to be right in doing it.”
“The word “good” has many meanings. For example, if a man were to shoot his grandmother at a range of five hundred yards, I should call him a good shot, but not necessarily a good man.”
“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.”
“Dear Sir: Regarding your article ‘What’s Wrong with the World?’ I am. Yours truly.”
“Fallacies do not cease to be fallacies because they become fashions.”
“It isn’t that they can’t see the solution. It is that they can’t see the problem.”
“Drink because you are happy, but never because you are miserable.”
Listers, did we miss your favorite? Feel free to add more GK Chesterton quotes in the comments below and be sure to check out our other lists of quotes.