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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.
         
   
F
The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one's own country as a foreign land.

R
Those thinkers who cannot believe in any gods often assert that the love of humanity would be in itself sufficient for them; and so, perhaps, it would, if they had it.
A
An artist will betray himself by some sort of sincerity.
N
Compromise used to mean that half a loaf was better than no bread. Among modern statesmen it really seems to mean that half a loaf is better than a whole loaf.
K
The average man votes below himself; he votes with half a mind or a hundredth part of one. A man ought to vote with the whole of himself, as he worships or gets married. A man ought to vote with his head and heart, his soul and stomach. . .
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Tremendous Trifles, "The Riddle of the Ivy" (1909).
R: Tremendous Trifles, "The Orthodox Barber" (1909).
A: ``The Dagger with Wings,'''in 'The Incredulity of Father Brown'
N: What's Wrong with the World."
K: Tremendous Trifles, "A Glimpse of My Country" (1909).
   


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