A blog dedicated to providing quotes by and posts relating to one of the most influential (and quotable!) authors of the twentieth century, G.K. Chesterton (1874-1936). If you do not know much about GKC, I suggest visiting the webpage of the American Chesterton Society as well as this wonderful Chesterton Facebook Page by a fellow Chestertonian

I also have created a list detailing examples of the influence of Chesterton if you are interested, that I work on from time to time.

(Moreover, for a list of short GKC quotes, I have created one here, citing the sources)

"...Stevenson had found that the secret of life lies in laughter and humility."

-Heretics (1905)

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"The Speaker" Articles

A book I published containing 112 pieces Chesterton wrote for the newspaper "The Speaker" at the beginning of his career.

They are also available for free electronically on another blog of mine here, if you wish to read them that way.




Saturday, April 13, 2013

Self-made men frequently betray the defects of their creator.

-quoted in The Business History Review, Vol 35, No. 3, Autumn, 1961

[Note: This is, I believe, the only quote on this blog in which I do not have either an original source showing where GKC wrote/stated it, or at the very least a source that is somebody who was a friend of GKC in which I can be extremely confident it is accurate. So it is the one quote on this blog that it is possible it may be falsely attributed to him (though, of course, it also may be rightly attributed to him as well; I don't know]. But after coming across it, I wished to record it, albeit adding this note.]

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