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Revolution
Engrave this Quote You can never have a revolution in order to establish a democracy. You must have a democracy in order to have a revolution.
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Ritual, Ceremony
Engrave this Quote Ritual will always mean throwing away something: destroying our corn or wine upon the altar of our gods.
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Science
Engrave this Quote Science in the modern world has many uses; its chief use, however, is to provide long words to cover the errors of the rich.
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Engrave this Quote The ordinary scientific man is strictly a sentimentalist. He is a sentimentalist in this essential sense, that he is soaked and swept away by mere associations.
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Selfishness
Engrave this Quote 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.
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-G. K. Chesterton, February 25, 1928
Silence
Engrave this Quote Silence is the unbearable repartee.
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Speeches (oratory)
Engrave this Quote Women prefer to talk in twos, while men prefer to talk in threes.
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Engrave this Quote A man does not know what he is saying until he knows what he is not saying.
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Style
Engrave this Quote The aim of life is appreciation; there is no sense in not appreciating things; and there is no sense in having more of them if you have less appreciation of them.
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Terrorism
Engrave this Quote The man who throws a bomb is an artist, because he prefers a great moment to everything.
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Things, Little Things
Engrave this Quote Once I planned to write a book of poems entirely about the things in my pocket. But I found it would be too long; and the age of the great epics is past.
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Thought
Engrave this Quote How you think when you lose determines how long it will be until you win.
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Tradition
Engrave this Quote Tradition means giving votes to the most obscure of all classes -- our ancestors. It is the democracy of the dead. Tradition refuses to submit to the small and arrogant oligarchy of those who merely happen to be walking around.
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Trains, Railroads
Engrave this Quote The only way of catching a train I have ever discovered is to miss the train before.
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Travel
Engrave this Quote The traveler sees what he sees, the tourist see what he has come to see.
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Engrave this Quote 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.
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Truth
Engrave this Quote You can only find truth with logic if you have already found truth without it.
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Engrave this Quote Truth must necessarily be stranger than fiction, for fiction is the creation of the human mind and therefore congenial to it.
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Understanding
Engrave this Quote If you do not understand a man you cannot crush him. And if you do understand him, very probably you will not.
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Engrave this Quote People in high life are hardened to the wants and distresses of mankind as surgeons are to their bodily pains.
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Universe, The
Engrave this Quote The cosmos is about the smallest hole that a man can hide his head in.
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Virtue
Engrave this Quote Man seems to be capable of great virtues but not of small virtues; capable of defying his torturer but not of keeping his temper.
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Engrave this Quote Virtue is not the absense of vices or the avoidance of moral dangers; virtue is a vivid and separate ting, like pain or a particular smell.
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-G. K. Chesterton, Tremendous Trifles
Voting
Engrave this Quote 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, his eye for faces and his ear for music; also (when sufficiently provoked) with his hands and feet. If he has ever seen a fine sunset, the crimson color of it should creep into his vote. The question is not so much whether only a minority of the electorate votes. The point is that only a minority of the voter votes.
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Wealth
Engrave this Quote If prosperity is regarded as the reward of virtue it will be regarded as the symptom of virtue.
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