G.K. Chesterton

About G.K. Chesterton

G.K. Chesterton (1874-1936) was one of the greatest thinkers and authors of the twentieth century. A major influence on C.S. Lewis, Chesterton authored some one hundred books, two hundred short stories, four thousand newspaper essays, and more—all thought-provoking and often humorous.

On the Vow of Marriage

By |2016-11-26T09:52:24-06:00August 3rd, 2011|Categories: Christianity, G.K. Chesterton, Marriage, Quotation|

The revolt against vows has been carried in our day even to the extent of a revolt against the typical vow of marriage. It is most amusing to listen to the opponents of marriage on this subject. They appear to imagine that the ideal of constancy was a yoke mysteriously imposed on mankind by the devil, [...]

G.K. Chesterton: A Tired Democracy

By |2017-06-28T16:07:30-05:00April 5th, 2011|Categories: G.K. Chesterton, Quotation|

If there is one fact we really can prove, from the history that we really do know, it is that despotism can be a development, often a late development and very often indeed the end of societies that have been highly democratic. A despotism may almost be defined as a tired democracy. As fatigue falls [...]

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