"Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another."
"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty."Gilbert K. Chesterton on Mahatma Gandhi
"An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life."Gilbert K. Chesterton on Robert A. Heinlein
"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."Gilbert K. Chesterton on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."Gilbert K. Chesterton on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"There is more to life than increasing its speed."Gilbert K. Chesterton on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."