Gilbert K. Chesterton Quotes

It is foolish, generally speaking, for a philosopher to set fire to another philosopher in Smithfield Market because they do not agree in their theory of the universe. That was done very frequently in the last decadence of the Middle Ages.

 
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Gilbert K. Chesterton, 1874-1936, English Writer, Heretics, 1905

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Gilbert K. Chesterton
Gilbert K. Chesterton
  • Born: May 29, 1874
  • Died: June 14, 1936
  • Nationality: English
  • Profession: Writer

Gilbert Keith Chesterton, KC*SG, was an English writer, poet, philosopher, dramatist, journalist, orator, lay theologian, biographer, and literary and art critic. Chesterton is often referred to as the "prince of paradox". Time magazine has observed of his writing style: "Whenever possible Chesterton made his points with popular sayings, proverbs, allegories—first carefully turning them inside out."