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Gilbert K. Chesterton
A change of opinions is almost unknown in an elderly military man.

Gilbert K. Chesterton
A man looking at a hippopotamus may sometimes be tempted to regard a hippopotamus as an enormous mistake; but he is also bound to confess that a fortunate inferiority prevents him personally from making such mistakes.

Gilbert K. Chesterton
A man must be orthodox upon most things, or he will never even have time to preach his own heresy.

Gilbert K. Chesterton
A man must love a thing very much if he not only practices it without any hope of fame and money, but even practices it without any hope of doing it well.

Gilbert K. Chesterton
A modern man may disapprove of some of his sweeping reforms, and approve others; but finds it difficult not to admire even where he does not approve.

Gilbert K. Chesterton
A mystic is a man who separates heaven and earth even if he enjoys them both.

Gilbert K. Chesterton
A sober man may become a drunkard through being a coward. A brave man may become a coward through being a drunkard.

Gilbert K. Chesterton
A stiff apology is a second insult.

Gilbert K. Chesterton
All government is an ugly necessity.

Gilbert K. Chesterton
All slang is metaphor, and all metaphor is poetry.

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