"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."
"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."Gilbert K. Chesterton on Abraham Lincoln
"Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't."Gilbert K. Chesterton on Margaret Thatcher
"Knowledge will give you power, but character respect."Gilbert K. Chesterton on Bruce Lee
"All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth."Gilbert K. Chesterton on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character is power."Gilbert K. Chesterton on Booker T. Washington
"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."