Gilbert K. Chesterton

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New roads; new ruts.

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The object of a New Year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul and a new nose; new feet, a new backbone, new ears, and new eyes. Unless a particular man made New Year resolutions, he would make no resolutions. Unless a man starts afresh about things, he will certainly do nothing effective.

Gilbert K. Chesterton

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The true object of all human life is play. Earth is a task garden; heaven is a playground.

Gilbert K. Chesterton

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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.

Gilbert K. Chesterton

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I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.

Gilbert K. Chesterton

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The traveler sees what he sees, the tourist sees what he has come to see.

Gilbert K. Chesterton

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When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude.

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Gilbert K. Chesterton — quotes and aphorisms

One sees great things from the valley; only small things from the peak.

Gilbert K. Chesterton

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And when it rains on your parade, look up rather than down. Without the rain, there would be no rainbow.

Gilbert K. Chesterton

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There are no rules of architecture for a castle in the clouds.

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