"What affects men sharply about a foreign nation is not so much finding or not finding familiar things it is rather not finding them in the familiar place."
"It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men."Gilbert K. Chesterton on Frederick Douglass
"I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naive or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman."Gilbert K. Chesterton on Anais Nin
"Men always want to be a woman's first love - women like to be a man's last romance."Gilbert K. Chesterton on Oscar Wilde
"Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts?"Gilbert K. Chesterton on Confucius
"Man becomes great exactly in the degree in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men."Gilbert K. Chesterton on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."