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    Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of a readiness to die.
    Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874–1936)

    If prosperity is regarded as the reward of virtue it will be regarded as the symptom of virtue.
    —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)

    Utopia’s quite another land;
    In her enterprising movements,
    She is England—with improvements,
    —Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (1836–1911)

    The Christ-child lay on Mary’s lap,
    His hair was like a light.
    (O weary, weary were the world,
    But here is all aright.
    —Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874–1936)

    A puritan is a person who pours righteous indignation into the wrong things.
    —Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874–1936)