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Gilbert K. Chesterton Quotes

I hope you find these Gilbert K. Chesterton Quotes inspiring and motivational.

The traveler sees what he sees,
the tourist sees what he has come to see.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

Related topics: Wisdom Life Human-Nature Psychology Travel World Observation Attention

How you think when you lose
determines how long it will be until you win.
- Gilbert (G. K.) Chesterton

To have a right to do a thing
is not at all the same as to be right in doing it.
- Gilbert (G. K.) Chesterton

Angels can fly because they can take themselves lightly.
- Gilbert (G. K.) Chesterton


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And when it rains on your parade, look up rather than down.
Without the rain, there would be no rainbow.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

The most astonishing thing about miracles is that they happen.
- Gilbert (G. K.) Chesterton

There is a road from the eye to heart
that does not go through the intellect.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton


 

Marriage is an adventure, like going to war.
- Gilbert (G. K.) Chesterton

We make our friends; we make our enemies;
but God makes our next-door neighbor.
- Gilbert (G. K.) Chesterton

The way to love anything is to realize that it may be lost.
- Gilbert (G. K.) Chesterton

A good traveler has no fixed plans,
and is not intent on arriving.
- Lao Tzu

Generally speaking, a howling wilderness does not howl:
it is the imagination of the traveler that does the howling.
- Henry David Thoreau

There is nothing either good or bad,
but thinking makes it so.
- William Shakespeare

Write your Sad times in Sand,
Write your Good times in Stone.
- George Bernard Shaw

If an opinion contrary to your own makes you angry,
that is a sign that you are subconsciously aware
of having no good reason for thinking as you do.
- Bertrand Russell

No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.
- Abraham Lincoln

When I do good, I feel good.
When I do bad, I feel bad.
That's my religion.
- Abraham Lincoln

If I am not for myself,
who will be for me?
Yet if I am for myself alone,
of what good am I?
- Hillel

The only thing necessary for evil to triumph
is for enough good men to do nothing.
- Edmund Burke

Good things come in small packages.
- old proverb

It is neither good nor bad, but thinking makes it so.
- William Shakespeare

It is not enough to have a good mind,
the main thing is to use it well.
- Rene Descartes

An ounce of conscious choice is worth a pound of good fortune.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A good head and a good heart
are always a formidable combination.
- Nelson Mandela

The River of Life has no meaning,
no good, no bad, no better, no worse,
no love, no hate, no fear, no anger, no joy.
The River of Life has no judgment, no expectation.
The River of Life just IS.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To kill an error is as good a service as,
and sometimes even better than,
the establishing of a new truth or fact.
- Charles Darwin

You have enemies? Good.
That means you've stood up for something,
sometime in your life.
- Winston Churchill

No good comes from hurrying.
- Yiddish Proverb

Many a man fails as an original thinker
simply because his memory is too good.
- Nietzsche

The wicked leader is he who the people despise.
The good leader is he who the people revere.
The great leader is he who the people say, "We did it ourselves."
- Lao Tzu

A good example is the best sermon.
- Benjamin Franklin

Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care
for people will hear them and be influenced
by them for good or ill.
- The Buddha

Play to win, but be a good loser.
Have a plan for your life,
but accept whatever comes your way
with grace and gratitude.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A good question is never answered.
It is not a bolt to be tightened into place
but a seed to be planted and to bear more seed
toward the hope of greening the landscape of idea.
- John Ciardi

Treat those who are good with goodness,
and also treat those who are not good with goodness.
Thus goodness is attained.
Be honest to those who are honest,
and be also honest to those who are not honest.
Thus honesty is attained.
- Lao Tzu

Far from idleness being the root of all evil,
it is rather the only true good.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Whatever you are, be a good one.
- Abraham Lincoln

He who can no longer pause to wonder
and stand rapt in awe,
is as good as dead;
his eyes are closed.
- Albert Einstein

A sloth lives a pretty good life, s-l-o-w-l-y.
Maybe we have something to learn from him.
Some days, being sloth-like may be just what you need
to avoid being consumed by urgency.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news.
The good news is that you don't know how great you can be!
How much you can love!
What you can accomplish! And what your potential is!
- Anne Frank

Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves
to recognize how good things really are.
- Marianne Williamson

Non-cooperation with evil is as much a duty as is cooperation with good.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

So your father, or your mother,
never thought you were good enough - SO WHAT?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In spite of everything, I still believe
that people are really good at heart.
I simply can't build up my hopes on a foundation
consisting of confusion, misery and death.
- Anne Frank

The true measure of a man is how he treats someone
who can do him absolutely no good.
- Samuel Johnson

"Good morning!" he said at last.
"We don't want any adventures here, thank you!
You might try over The Hill or across The Water."
- J. R. R. Tolkien

I believe that every human mind feels pleasure
in doing good to another.
- Thomas Jefferson

I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything,
I still believe that people are really good at heart.
- Anne Frank

Good Endings precede Good Beginnings.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

About morals: I know only that
what is moral is what you feel good after
and what is immoral is what you feel bad after.
- Ernest Hemingway

Good humor is the health of the soul,
sadness is its poison.
- Lord Chesterfield

Fighting not good. But if must fight... win.
- Miyagi: character in the movie The Next Karate Kid

There are times, sir, when men of good conscience
cannot blindly follow orders.
- Captain Picard, STAR TREK: The Next Generation

We see what we ASSUME we will see.
If you believe the world is evil, you will see evil.
If you believe the world is good, you will see good.
To change how life looks, change how you see life -
change your expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If it's a good idea, go ahead and do it.
It is much easier to apologize than it is to get permission.
- Grace Hopper

Anyone who proposes to do good
must not expect people to roll stones out of his way,
but must accept his lot calmly,
even if they roll a few stones upon it.
- Albert Schweitzer

The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor
to be what you desire to appear.
- Socrates

This time, like all times, is a very good one,
if we but know what to do with it.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

When one has the feeling of dislike for evil,
when one feels tranquil,
one finds pleasure in listening to good teachings;
when one has these feelings and appreciates them,
one is free of fear.
- The Buddha

Necessity never made a good bargain.
- Benjamin Franklin

The only good luck many great men ever had was
being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck.
- Channing Pollock

Aim above morality.
Be not simply good,
be good for something.
- Henry David Thoreau

Bad times have a scientific value.
These are occasions a good learner would not miss.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Teamwork is so important that it is virtually impossible for you
to reach the heights of your capabilities
or make the money that you want
without becoming very good at it.
- Brian Tracy

Be not merely good; be good for something.
- Henry David Thoreau

A true friend is someone who
thinks that you are a good egg
even though he knows that
you are slightly cracked.
- Bernard Meltzer

I've learned that mistakes can often be
as good a teacher as success.
- Jack Welch

Sometimes good things fall apart
so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

Of all that is good, sublimity is supreme.
Succeeding is the coming together of all that is beautiful.
Furtherance is the agreement of all that is just.
Perseverance is the foundation of all actions.
- Lao Tzu

There is more value in a very good painting
that is completed and on display,
than in an excellent painting
that is still in the artist's studio,
or perhaps still in his mind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A man's good name is his best monument
- from an old churchyard at Lockerbie, Scotland


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