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G. K. Chesterton
(1874-1936) born on
May 29
English essayist, novelist, journalist, poet. He is noted for the detective series with sleuth Father Brown.
         
   
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Your next-door neighbour. . . is not a man; he is an environment. He is the barking of a dog; he is the noise of a pianola; he is a dispute about a party wall; he is drains that are worse than yours, or roses that are better than yours.

R
To be clever enough to get all that money, one must be stupid enough to want it.
A
You can never have a revolution in order to establish a democracy. You must have a democracy in order to have a revolution.
N
The only way of catching a train I have ever discovered is to miss the train before.
K
Where does a wise man kick a pebble? On the beach. Where does a wise man hide a leaf? In the forest.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: The Uses of Diversity, "The Irishman" (1920).
R: The Innocence of Father Brown."
A: Tremendous Trifles, "The Wind and the Trees" (1909).
N: Tremendous Trifles, "The Prehistoric Railway Station" (1909).
K: The Innocence of Father Brown, `The Broken Sword'
   


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