"When we were children we were grateful to those who filled our stockings at Christmas time. Why are we not grateful to God for filling our stockings with legs?"
"Let him who would enjoy a good future waste none of his present."Gilbert K. Chesterton on Roger Babson
"The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time."Gilbert K. Chesterton on Abraham Lincoln
"Lost time is never found again."Gilbert K. Chesterton on Benjamin Franklin
"Patience and time do more than strength or passion."Gilbert K. Chesterton on Jean de La Fontaine
"The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of 60 minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is."Gilbert K. Chesterton on C. S. Lewis
"Once I planned to write a book of poems entirely about the things in my pocket. But I found it would be too long and the age of the great epics is past."
"All conservatism is based upon the idea that if you leave things alone you leave them as they are. But you do not. If you leave a thing alone you leave it to a torrent of change."
"Man does not live by soap alone and hygiene, or even health, is not much good unless you can take a healthy view of it or, better still, feel a healthy indifference to it."
"There are no rules of architecture for a castle in the clouds."
"All architecture is great architecture after sunset perhaps architecture is really a nocturnal art, like the art of fireworks."
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