Gilbert K. Chesterton Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old gilbert k. chesterton quotes, gilbert k. chesterton sayings, and gilbert k. chesterton proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


The Museum is not meant either for the wanderer to see by accident or for the pilgrim to see with awe. It is meant for the mere slave of a routine of self- education to stuff himself with every sort of incongruous intellectual food in one indigestible meal.     

Gilbert K. Chesterton

Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means government by the badly educated.     

Gilbert K. Chesterton

What we call emancipation is always and of necessity simply the free choice of the soul between one set of limitations and another.     

Gilbert K. Chesterton

It is as healthy to enjoy sentiment as to enjoy jam.     

Gilbert K. Chesterton

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

Gilbert K. Chesterton

The family is the test of freedom; because the family is the only thing that the free man makes for himself and by himself.     

Gilbert K. Chesterton

The family is the test of freedom; because the family is the only thing that the free man makes for himself and by himself.     

Gilbert K. Chesterton

My attitude toward progress has passed from antagonism to boredom. I have long ceased to argue with people who prefer Thursday to Wednesday because it is Thursday.     

Gilbert K. Chesterton

The family is the test of freedom; because the family is the only thing that the free man makes for himself and by himself.     

Gilbert K. Chesterton

The way to love anything is to realize that it may be lost.     

Gilbert K. Chesterton

Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers. In the perfect stranger we perceive man himself; the image of a God is not disguised by resemblances to an uncle or doubts of wisdom of a mustache.     

Gilbert K. Chesterton