G.K. Chesterton

I doubt if anyone of any tenderness or imagination can see the hand of a child and not be a little frightened of it. It is awful to think of the essential human energy moving so tiny a thing; it is like imagining that human nature could live in the wing of a butterfly or the leaf of a tree. When we look upon lives so human and yet so small, we feel the same kind of obligation to these creatures that [God] might feel.

G.K. Chesterton, In Defense of Baby Worship from The Defendant 1903

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Angels can fly because they can take themselves lightly.

G. K. Chesterton

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He is a sane man who can have tragedy in his heart and comedy in his head.

G.K. Chesterton, Tremendous Trifles

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A dead thing can go with the stream, but only a living thing can go against it.

G.K. Chesterton, Everlasting Man

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It’s not that we don’t have enough scoundrels to curse; it’s that we don’t have enough good men to curse them.

G.K. Chesterton

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The riddles of God are more satisfying than the solutions of man.

G.K. Chesterton

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The comedy of man survives the tragedy of man.

G.K. Chesterton

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Love means loving the unlovable – or it is no virtue at all.

G.K. Chesterton

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Let your religion be less of a theory and more of a love affair.

G.K. Chesterton

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The Bible tells us to love our neighbors, and also to love our enemies; probably because they are generally the same people.

G.K. Chesterton

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