"We are justified in enforcing good morals, for they belong to all mankind but we are not justified in enforcing good manners, for good manners always mean our own manners."
"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."Gilbert K. Chesterton on Edmund Burke
"It is very important to generate a good attitude, a good heart, as much as possible. From this, happiness in both the short term and the long term for both yourself and others will come."Gilbert K. Chesterton on Dalai Lama
"If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed."Gilbert K. Chesterton on Albert Einstein
"Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart."Gilbert K. Chesterton on Anne Frank
"When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion."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."