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G K Chesterton

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Comprehensive information about G K Chesterton including biographical information, facts, literary works, and more. Gilbert Keith Chesterton was an English writer whose prolific and diverse output included philosophy, ontology, poetry, play writing, journalism, public lecturing and debating, literary and art criticism, biography, Christian apologetics, and fiction, including fantasy and detective fiction. This educational G K Chesterton resource has information about the author's life, works, quotations, articles and essays, and more.


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Quote Left What we call personality (...) has become the most impersonal thing in the world. Its pale and featureless face appears like a ghost at every corner and in every crowd. ... Individualism kills individuality, precisely because individualism has to be an 'ism' quite as much as Communism or Calvinism. The economic and ethical school which calls itself individualist ended by threatening the world with the flattest and dullest spread of the commonplace. Men, instead of being themselves, set out to find a self to be: a sort of abstract economic self identified with self-interest. But while the self was that of a man, the self-interest was generally that of a class or a trade or even an empire. So far from really remaining a separate self, the man became part of a communal mass of selfishness. Quote Right
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Quote Left 'My country, right or wrong,' is a thing that no patriot would think of saying except in a desperate case. It is like saying, 'My mother, drunk or sober.' Quote Right
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Quote Left The honest poor can sometimes forget poverty. The honest rich can never forget it. Quote Right
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Quote Left The poor complain that they are governed badly. The rich complain that they are governed at all. Quote Right
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Quote Left I believe in getting into hot water it keeps you clean. Quote Right
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