G. K. Chesteron

“Just going to church doesn’t make you a Christian any more than standing in your garage makes you a car.”

“The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting; it has been found difficult and left untried.”

“The Bible tells us to love our neighbours, and also to love our enemies; probably because generally they are the same people.”

“[To an atheist] the universe is the most exquisite masterpiece ever constructed by nobody.”

“There is the great lesson of ‘Beauty and the Beast,’ that a thing must be loved before it is lovable.”

“Dear Sir:
Regarding your article ‘What’s wrong with the World?’ I am.
Yours truly,
G.K. Chesterton”

G.K. Chesterton (1874 –1936) was a philosopher, poet, journalist, political thinker, lecturer, debater, ontologist, Christian apologist, and writer. Born in Kensington, London, Chesterton showed from early on a great interest and talent in art. He attended the Slade School of Art and also literature classes at University College London but did not complete a degree at either. Still Chesterton wrote around 80 books, several hundred poems, some 200 short stories, 4000 newspaper essays, and several plays.