"The purpose of Compulsory Education is to deprive the common people of their commonsense."
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."Gilbert K. Chesterton on Nelson Mandela
"The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education."Gilbert K. Chesterton on Albert Einstein
"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it."Gilbert K. Chesterton on Aristotle
"My mother said I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy. That some people, unable to go to school, were more educated and more intelligent than college professors."Gilbert K. Chesterton on Maya Angelou
"Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught."Gilbert K. Chesterton on Oscar Wilde
"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."