Gilbert K. Chesterton
New roads; new ruts.
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.
The true object of all human life is play. Earth is a task garden; heaven is a playground.
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.
I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.
The traveler sees what he sees, the tourist sees what he has come to see.
When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude.
Gilbert K. Chesterton — quotes and aphorisms
One sees great things from the valley; only small things from the peak.
And when it rains on your parade, look up rather than down. Without the rain, there would be no rainbow.
There are no rules of architecture for a castle in the clouds.