Monday, February 21, 2011

holy quotes 12/chesterton

A room without books is like a body without a soul.

Christianity has not been tried and found wanting; it has been found difficult and not tried.

If I can put one touch of rosy sunset into the life of any man or woman, I shall feel that I have worked with God.

If I had only one sermon to preach it would be a sermon against pride.

Let your religion be less of a theory and more of a love affair.

Literature is a luxury; fiction is a necessity.

To love means loving the unlovable. To forgive means pardoning the unpardonable. Faith means believing the unbelievable. Hope means hoping when everything seems hopeless.

Lying in bed would be an altogether perfect and supreme experience if only one had a colored pencil long enough to draw on the ceiling.

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

Gilbert Keith Chesterton, British writer and follower of Christ

1 comment:

EMP said...

Ah, favourites, all! Thank you for sharing these GKC gems, MP.

EP, wishing for a coloured pencil long enough... :)