Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children the dragons can be killed.
Art, like morality, consists in drawing the line somewhere.
There are only two kinds of people, those who accept dogmas and know it, and those who accept dogmas and don’t know it.
Without education we are in a horrible and deadly danger of taking educated people seriously.
It is true that I am of an older fashion; much that I love has been destroyed or sent into exile.
Moderate strength is shown in violence, supreme strength is shown in levity.
The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting. It has been found difficult and left untried.
All but the hard hearted man must be torn with pity for this pathetic dilemma of the rich man, who has to keep the poor man just stout enough to do the work and just thin enough to have to do it.
A man who has faith must be prepared not only to be a martyr, but to be a fool.
G. K. Chesterton 1874 – 1936