"One sees great things from the valley only small things from the peak."
"Great minds discuss ideas average minds discuss events small minds discuss people."Gilbert K. Chesterton on Eleanor Roosevelt
"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds."Gilbert K. Chesterton on Albert Einstein
"Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them."Gilbert K. Chesterton on William Shakespeare
"All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope."Gilbert K. Chesterton on Winston Churchill
"I am the greatest, I said that even before I knew I was."Gilbert K. Chesterton on Muhammad Ali
"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."