Aphorisms by author: Gilbert Keith Chesterton
An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered.
By theme : Thought Wit
I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite.
By theme : Success Wit
There is no such thing on earth as an uninteresting subject; the only thing that can exist is an uninterested person.
By theme : Person
Variability is one of the virtues of a woman. It avoids the crude requirement of polygamy. So long as you have one good wife you are sure to have a spiritual harem.
By theme : Women
There is nothing that fails like success.
By theme : Success
It`s perfectly understandable that the wolves call for the sheep to be disarmed. Sheep`s wool offers a certain resistance to the wolf`s bite.
By theme : Politics Wit
Art, like morality, consists in drawing the line somewhere.
By theme : Art Morality
The simplification of anything is always sensational.
By theme : Society
Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means government by the badly educated.
By theme : Democracy State
There is a road from the eye to the heart that does not go through the intellect.
By theme : Feelings
A man does not know what he is saying until he knows what he is not saying.
By theme : Knowledge Psychology
The honest poor can sometimes forget poverty. The honest rich can never forget it.
By theme : Wealth
The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost.
By theme : Love Psychology Wisdom
Without education we are in a horrible and deadly danger of taking educated people seriously.
By theme : Education Wit
A good novel tells us the truth about its hero; but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author.
By theme : Wit Art Creativity
A yawn is a silent shout.
By theme : Behavior Psychology
People generally quarrel because they cannot argue.
By theme : Relations
Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die.
By theme : Psychology Reason Thought
You can never have a revolution in order to establish a democracy. You must have a democracy in order to have a revolution.
By theme : Democracy Politics Society State
The present condition of fame is merely fashion.
By theme : Fashion