More Chesterton Quotes

“A great man is not a man so strong that he feels less than other men; he is a man so strong that he feels more.” – Heretics, 1905

“A dead thing can go with the stream, but only a living thing can go against it.” – The Everlasting Man, 1925

“It is the simple truth that man does differ from the brutes in kind and not in degree; and proof of it is here; that it sounds like a truism to say that the most primitive man drew a picture of a monkey, and that it sounds like a joke to say that the most intelligent monkey drew a picture of a man. Something of a division and disproportion has appeared; and it is unique. Art is the signature of man.” – The Everlasting Man, 1925

“All science, even the divine science, is a sublime detective story. Only it is not set to detect why a man is dead; but the darker secret of why he is alive.” – The Thing, CW. III 191

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