"I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder."
"Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open."Gilbert K. Chesterton on John Barrymore
"Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions."Gilbert K. Chesterton on Dalai Lama
"Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be."Gilbert K. Chesterton on Abraham Lincoln
"I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition."Gilbert K. Chesterton on Martha Washington
"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony."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."