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Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936) — English essayist, journalist & thinker. He also wrote poems, plays, short stories, & novels, including the series featuring the priest-detective, Father Brown.
“Marriage is a ____ to the death which no man of honour should decline.”
“I have little doubt that when St. George had killed the ______ he was heartily afraid of the princess.”
“Misers get up early in the morning; and ________, I am informed, get up the night before.”
“A dead thing can go with the ______, but only a living thing can go against it.”
“Impartiality is a pompous name for indifference, which is an elegant name for _________.”
“He is a [sane] man who can have _______ in his heart and comedy in his head.'
“_______ is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of a readiness to die.”
“___ is not the best way of settling differences; it is the only way of preventing their being settled for you.”
“What life and death may be to a turkey is not my business; but the soul of _______ and the body of Cratchit are my business.”
“Art, like morality, consists of drawing the ____ somewhere.”
“These are the days when the _________ is expected to praise every creed except his own.”
“When giving treats to friends or ________, give them what they like, emphatically not what is good for them.”
“It is terrible to contemplete how few politicians are ______.”
“The whole pleasure of ________ is that it is a perpetual crisis.”
“All government is an ____ necessity.”
“The first two facts which a healthy boy or girl feels about sex are these: first that it is beautiful and then that it is _________.”
“A citizen can hardly distinguish between a ___ and a fine, except that the fine is generally much lighter.”
“By _______ in poverty I do not mean sociologists, but poor men.”
“The ______ of man survives the tragedy of man.”
“There are two ways of getting ____; and one of them is to stay there.”
“Men invent new ideals because they dare not attempt old ideals. They look forward with enthusiasm, because they are ______ to look back.”
“There are only two kinds of ballads. There are sad ballads about broken hearts and cheerful ballads about broken _____.”
“The sceptics, like bees, give their one sting and ___.”
“The modern world is a crowd of very rapid racing cars all brought to a standstill and stuck in a block of _______.”
“The Bible tells us to love our neighbours, and also to love our _______; probably because they are generally the same people.”
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