G.K. Chesterton

“Angels can fly because they take themselves lightly.”

“Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of a readiness to die.”

“A man is perfectly entitled to laugh at a thing because he happens to find it incomprehensible. What he has no right to do is to laugh at it as incomprehensible, and then criticize it as if he comprehended it.”

“Poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese.”

“Silence is the unbearable repartée.”

“We do not need a censorship of the press. We have a censorship by the press.”

“What is really the matter with almost every paper is that it is much too full of things suitable to the paper.”