G.K. Chesterton Quotes

G.K. Chesterton lived in the early 1900’s in England.  He dabbled in the occult and other types of spirituality before converting to Roman Catholicism.  Many consider him one of the greatest Christian writers of the 20th century; certainly, he’s one of the most quotable!  Personally, I haven’t read as much of what he’s written as I wish I have, but here are some of my favorite quotes of his:

“The point of an open mind, like having an open mouth, is to close it on something solid.”

“The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting; it has been found difficult and left untried.”

“If there were no God, there would be no atheists.”

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

“Fallacies do not cease to be fallacies because they become fashions.”

“I agree with the realistic Irishman who said he preferred to prophesy after the event.”

“The modern world is a crowd of very rapid racing cars all brought to a standstill and stuck in a block of traffic.”

“When a politician is in opposition he is an expert on the means to some end; and when he is in office he is an expert on the obstacles to it.”

“I think the oddest thing about the advanced people is that, while they are always talking about things as problems, they have hardly any notion of what a real problem is.”

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