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    Happiness is a mystery, like religion, and should never be rationalised.
    Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874–1936)

    I see in you also there are movements, tremors, tears, desire for
    the melodious,
    I salute your three violinists, endlessly making vibrations,
    Rigid, relentless, capable of going on for ever;
    —Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874–1936)

    The vulgar man is always the most distinguished, for the very desire to be distinguished is vulgar.
    Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874–1936)

    You’ve no idea what a poor opinion I have of myself—and how little I deserve it.
    —Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (1836–1911)

    Ritual will always mean throwing away something: destroying our corn or wine upon the altar of our gods.
    —Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874–1936)

    Half a truth is better than no politics.
    —Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874–1936)