Jim's Favorite Famous Quote, Quip, Axiom, and Maxim Repository
G. K. Chesterton
Gilbert Chesterton
G. K. Chesterton.
BornMay 29, 1874
London, England
DiedJune 14, 1936
Beaconsfield, England
Journalist, novelist, and poet. Author of The Napoleon of Notting Hill (1904) and creator of the Father Brown detective series.

The repository contains 12 quotes from G. K. Chesterton.


Tradition does not mean that the living are dead but that the dead are living.


The only people who seem to have nothing to do with the education of the children are the parents.


Materialists and madmen never have doubts.


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


Without education, we are in a horrible and deadly danger of taking educated people seriously.


Itís not that they canít see the solution, itís that they canít see the problem.


An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered; an adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered.

Media and News

Journalism consists largely in saying ďLord Jones diedĒ to people who never knew Lord Jones was alive.

HistoryMedia and News

Nothing is so remote from us as the thing which is not old enough to be history and not new enough to be news.


A thing may be too sad to be believed or too wicked to be believed or too good to be believed, but it cannot be too absurd to be believed in this planet of frogs and elephants, of crocodiles and cuttlefish.


Marriage halves our griefs, doubles our joys, and quadruples our expenses.

FreedomRight and Wrong

To have a right to do a thing is not at all the same as to be right in doing it.