"Youth is the period in which a man can be hopeless. The end of every episode is the end of the world. But the power of hoping through everything, the knowledge that the soul survives its adventures, that great inspiration comes to the middle-aged."
"The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination."Gilbert K. Chesterton on Albert Einstein
"Information is not knowledge."Gilbert K. Chesterton on Albert Einstein
"A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots."Gilbert K. Chesterton on Marcus Garvey
"Knowledge of what is does not open the door directly to what should be."Gilbert K. Chesterton on Albert Einstein
"Ignorance is the curse of God knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven."Gilbert K. Chesterton on William Shakespeare
"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."