It is really not so repulsive to see the poor asking for money as to see the rich asking for more money. And advertisement is the rich asking for more money.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton
To become a Catholic is not to leave off thinking, but to learn how to think.
In their doubt of miracles there was a faith in a fixed and godless fate; a deep and sincere faith in the incurable routine of the cosmos.
The object of a new year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul.
It was not the house that grew dull, but I that grew dull in it. My wife was better than all women, and yet I could not feel it.
There are degrees of seriousness," replied Syme. "I have never doubted that you were perfectly sincere in this sense, that you thought what you said well worth saying, that you thought a paradox might wake men up to a neglected truth.
All architecture is great architecture after sunset; perhaps architecture is really a nocturnal art, like the art of fireworks.
If you consulted your business experiences instead of your ugly individualistic philosophy, you would know that believing in himself is one of the commonest signs of a rotter.
No man ought to write at all, or even to speak at all, unless he thinks that he is in truth and the other man in error. In similar style, I hold that I am dogmatic and right, while Mr. Shaw is dogmatic and wrong.
A man who has faith must be prepared not only to be a martyr, but to be a fool.
But I was frightfully fond of the universe and wanted to address it by a diminutive. I often did so; and it never seemed to mind.
You say grace before meals. I say grace before I dip the pen in the ink.