"The trouble with always trying to preserve the health of the body is that it is so difficult to do without destroying the health of the mind."
"To keep the body in good health is a duty... otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear."Gilbert K. Chesterton on Buddha
"The wish for healing has always been half of health."Gilbert K. Chesterton on Lucius Annaeus Seneca
"A healthy attitude is contagious but don't wait to catch it from others. Be a carrier."Gilbert K. Chesterton on Tom Stoppard
"Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul."Gilbert K. Chesterton on John Muir
"'Tis healthy to be sick sometimes."Gilbert K. Chesterton on Henry David Thoreau
"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."