45 Motivational GK Chesterton Quotes For Success In Life

Gilbert Keith Chesterton KC*SG was an English writer, philosopher, lay theologian, and literary and art critic. He has been referred to as the “prince of paradox”. This GK Chesterton quotes on love, death will motivate you.

Best GK Chesterton Quotes

  1. “To love means loving the unlovable. To forgive means pardoning the unpardonable. Faith means believing the unbelievable. Hope means hoping when everything seems hopeless.” ~ Gilbert K. Chesterton
  2. “Tolerance is the virtue of people who do not believe in anything.” ~ Gilbert K. Chesterton
  3. “God is like the sun; you cannot look at it, but without it, you cannot look at anything else.” ~ Gilbert K. Chesterton
  4. “It is absurd for the Evolutionist to complain that it is unthinkable for an admittedly unthinkable God to make everything out of nothing and then pretend that it is more thinkable that nothing should turn itself into everything.” ~ Gilbert K. Chesterton
  5. “Christianity has not been tried and found wanting; it has been found difficult and not tried.” ~ Gilbert K. Chesterton

  6. “Jesus promised his disciples three things—that they would be completely fearless, absurdly happy, and in constant trouble.” ~ Gilbert K. Chesterton
  7. “The whole modern world has divided itself into Conservatives and Progressives. The business of Progressives is to go on making mistakes. The business of Conservatives is to prevent mistakes from being corrected.” ~ Gilbert K. Chesterton
  8. “You’ll never find the solution if you don’t see the problem.” ~ Gilbert K. Chesterton
  9. “Nothing taken for granted; everything received with gratitude; everything passed on with grace.” ~ Gilbert K. Chesterton
  10. “A really great person is the person who makes every person feel great.” ~ Gilbert K. Chesterton
  11. “How you think when you lose determines how long it will be until you win.” ~ Gilbert K. Chesterton

  12. “I don’t need a church to tell me I’m wrong where I already know I’m wrong; I need a Church to tell me I’m wrong where I think I’m right” ~ Gilbert K. Chesterton
  13. “When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude.” ~ Gilbert K. Chesterton
  14. “The coming peril is the intellectual, educational, psychological, and artistic overproduction, which, equally with economic overproduction, threatens the well-being of contemporary civilization. People are inundated, blinded, deafened, and mentally paralyzed by a flood of vulgar and tasteless externals, leaving them no time for leisure, thought, or creation from within themselves.” ~ Gilbert K. Chesterton
  15. “Do not be so open-minded that your brains fall out.” ~ Gilbert K. Chesterton

  16. “On the third day the friends of Christ coming at daybreak to the place found the grave empty and the stone rolled away. In varying ways, they realized the new wonder, but even they hardly realized that the world had died in the night. What they were looking at was the first day of a new creation, with a new heaven and a new earth; and in a semblance of the gardener God walked again in the garden, in the cool not of the evening but of the dawn.” ~ Gilbert K. Chesterton
  17. “Whenever you remove any fence, always pause long enough to ask why it was put there in the first place.” ~ Gilbert K. Chesterton
  18. “Right is Right even if nobody does it. Wrong is wrong even if everybody is wrong about it.” ~ Gilbert K. Chesterton
  19. “The riddles of God are more satisfying than the solutions of man.” ~ Gilbert K. Chesterton
  20. “The way to love anything is to realize that it may be lost.” ~ Gilbert K. Chesterton

  21. “For when we cease to worship God, we do not worship nothing, we worship anything.” ~ Gilbert K. Chesterton
  22. “All men are ordinary men; the extraordinary men are those who know it.” ~ Gilbert K. Chesterton
  23. “There is less difference than many suppose between the ideal socialist system, in which the big businesses are run by the State, and the present Capitalist system, in which the State is run by the big businesses.” ~ Gilbert K. Chesterton
  24. “We make our friends; we make our enemies, but God makes our next-door neighbor.” ~ Gilbert K. Chesterton
  25. “The most incredible thing about miracles is that they happen.” ~ Gilbert K. Chesterton

  26. “Truth can understand error, but error cannot understand truth.” ~ Gilbert K. Chesterton
  27. “The word ‘good’ has many meanings. For example, if a man were to shoot his grandmother at a range of five hundred yards, I should call him a good shot, but not necessarily a good man.” ~ Gilbert K. Chesterton
  28. “The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.” ~ Gilbert K. Chesterton, GK Chesterton quotes solider
  29. “There is a road from the eye to the heart that does not go through the intellect.” ~ Gilbert K. Chesterton
  30. “The more I considered Christianity, the more I found that while it had established a rule and order, the chief aim of that order was to give room for good things to run wild.” ~ Gilbert K. Chesterton
  31. “It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged.” ~ Gilbert K. Chesterton

  32. “The modern habit of saying “This is my opinion, but I may be wrong” is entirely irrational. If I say that it may be wrong, I say that is not my opinion. The modern habit of saying “Every man has a different philosophy; this is my philosophy and it suits me” – the habit of saying this is mere weak-mindedness. A cosmic philosophy is not constructed to fit a man; a cosmic philosophy is constructed to fit a cosmos. A man can no more possess a private religion than he can possess a private sun and moon.” ~ Gilbert K. Chesterton
  33. “There are two ways to get enough. One is to continue to accumulate more and more. The other is to desire less.” ~ Gilbert K. Chesterton
  34. “The things we see every day are the things we never see at all.” ~ Gilbert K. Chesterton
  35. “I believe in getting into hot water; it keeps you clean.” ~ Gilbert K. Chesterton
  36. “If there were no God, there would be no atheists.” ~ Gilbert K. Chesterton

  37. “It is always the secure who are humble.” ~ Gilbert K. Chesterton
  38. “Those who leave the tradition of truth do not escape into something which we call Freedom. They only escape into something else, which we call Fashion.” ~ Gilbert K. Chesterton, GK Chesterton quotes truth
  39. “But the truth is that it is only by believing in God that we can ever criticize the Government. Once abolish the God, and the Government becomes the God.” ~ Gilbert K. Chesterton
  40. “A man does not know what he is saying until he knows what he is not saying.” ~ Gilbert K. Chesterton
  41. “There are no new lies, no new heresies. Man is simply not that creative.” ~ Gilbert K. Chesterton

  42. “It [feminism] is mixed up with a muddled idea that women are free when they serve their employers but slaves when they help their husbands.” ~ Gilbert K. Chesterton
  43. “When belief in God becomes difficult, the tendency is to turn away from Him; but in heaven’s name to what?” ~ Gilbert K. Chesterton
  44. “The problem of disbelieving in God is not that a man ends up believing nothing. Alas, it is much worse. He ends up believing anything.” ~ Gilbert K Chesterton Quotes
  45. “Hope means hoping when everything seems hopeless.” ~ Gilbert K. Chesterton

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