"Thieves respect property. They merely wish the property to become their property that they may more perfectly respect it."
"An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law."Gilbert K. Chesterton on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized."Gilbert K. Chesterton on Albert Einstein
"Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized."Gilbert K. Chesterton on Albert Einstein
"Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery."Gilbert K. Chesterton on Malcolm X
"If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem."Gilbert K. Chesterton on Abraham Lincoln
"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."