[It Is Foolish, Generally Speaking, For A Philosopher To Set Fire To Another Philosopher In Smithfield Market Because They Do Not Agree In Their Theory Of The Universe. That Was Done Very Frequently In The Last Decadence Of The Middle Ages, And It Failed Altogether In Its Object. But There Is One Thing That Is Infinitely More Absurd And Unpractical Than Burning A Man For His Philosophy. This Is The Habit Of Saying That His Philosophy Does Not Matter, And This Is Done Universally In The Twentieth Century, In The Decadence Of The Great Revolutionary Period.]

Author: G.K. Chesterton Quotes

Related Authors

Joseph McGinnis Quotes

"As I covered up my wounds with toilet paper, I lay down and curled into a ball and whispered, "Just hold on for one more day, and when that one more day seems like you cant take it anymore, just hold on for one more day."

John William Heisman Quotes

"Is it or is it not a matter of importance that a young man starts out in life with an ability to shut his jaw hard and say "I will," or "I will not," and mean it?"

Ryan Stiles Quotes

"If I were as much of a man as my woman, Id be my wife."

Gosen Wakash Quotes

"To tell others thatIt is a rumor Will not do. When your own heart asks How will you respond?"

Keith Carradine Quotes

"And so I love films that are kind of rural in atmosphere. And you know, its just a nice place to be day after day. All be it, it can be hard, it can be hard work. You can get hot."

James L Brooks Quotes

"Tone is up for grabs in what we do - whats the tone of the scene."

Tom Burns Quotes

"Talking about abstract things is important. Having big, wild conversations about concepts like art, music, time travel, and dreams makes it much easier when youll eventually need to talk about things like anger, sadness, pain, and love."

Joanne Harris Quotes

"Our lives are like these things I make. Turn em, build em, bake em in fire. Thats what youve been, son. Baked and fired. But a pot dont have the right to choose whether he be for water, wine, or just left empty. You have, son. You have."

Zainab Salbi Quotes

"I couldnt find anyone doing something about the astounding injustices women were experiencing, so I decided to do something myself. I cannot tell you how many people ridiculed my efforts."

Christopher J Williams Quotes

"In life you gotta take chances the hell with shoulda, woulda, and coulda you never know what the out come will be. It may be a life full of success..."

Related Topics

Quotes About Leaning On Me

"I lie in a bathtub of cold water, still sweating and singing love songs to myself. I put the gun to my head and cock it.I think of my Grandma and remember that old feeling of being so in love that nothing matters except seeing and being seen by her. I drop the gun to my chest. Im so sad and I cant really see a way out of what Im feeling but Im leaning on memory for help. Faster. Slower. I think I want to hurt myself more than Im already hurting. Im not the smartest boy in the world by a long shot, but even in my funk I know that easy remedies like eating your way out of sad, or fucking your way out of sad, or lying your way out of sad, or slanging your way out of sad, or robbing your way out of sad, or gambling your way out of sad, or shooting your way out of sad, are just slower, more acceptable ways for desperate folks, and especially paroled black boys in our country, to kill ourselves and others close to us in America." - Author: Kiese Laymon

Quotes About Community Organizations

"Even the best community organizations and faith-based initiatives and the extraordinary charity of Americans across the country cant carry the brunt of eliminating poverty." - Author: Irwin Redlener

Quotes About Shaky

"Meaning is a shaky edifice we build out of scraps, dogmas, childhood injuries, newspaper articles, chance remarks, old fillms, small victories, people hated, people loved; perhaps it is because our sense of what is the case is constructed from such inadequate materials that we defend it so fiercely, even to death." - Author: Salman Rushdie

Quotes About Immigration And The American Dream

"Our sense of what American English is has upended our relationship to articulateness, our approach to writing, and how (and whether) we impart it to the young, our interest in poetry, and our conception of what it is, and even our response to music and how we judge it." - Author: John H. McWhorter

Quotes About Tartan

"They dont fit you?" V asked his roommate. "Not the point. No offense, but these are wicked Village People." Butch held his heavy arms out and turned in a circle, his bare chest catching the light. "I mean, come on.""Theyre for fighting, not fashion.""So are kilts, but you dont see me rocking the tartan.""And thank God for that. Youre too bowlegged to pull that shit off."Butch assumed a bored expression. "You can bite me." - Author: J.R. Ward

Quotes About Education Oprah

"The bullet that has hit us Muslims today left the gun centuries ago when we let the clergy decide that knowledge and education were not important." - Author: Nadeem Aslam

Quotes About Sitting In A Chair

"Alas, Measured Perfectly"Saturday, August 25, 1888. 5:20 P.M.is the name of a photograph of twoold women in a front yard, besidea white house. One of the women issitting in a chair with a dog in herlap. The other woman is looking atsome flowers. Perhaps the women arehappy, but then it is Saturday, August25, 1888. 5:21 P.M., and all over." - Author: Richard Brautigan

Quotes About Sceptical

"No sceptical philosopher can ask any questions that may not equally be asked by a tired child on a hot afternoon." - Author: G.K. Chesterton

Quotes About Special Moments

"It is especially important to encourage unorthodox thinking when the situation is critical: At such moments every new word and fresh thought is more precious than gold. Indeed, people must not be deprived of the right to think their own thoughts." - Author: Boris Yeltsin

Quotes About Mittens

"Aesthetic and utilitarian considerations aside," I said, "Those mittens dont particularly make sense. Why would you want to hitchhike to the North Pole? Isnt the whole gimmick of Christmas that theres home delivery? You get up there, all youre going to find is a bunch of exhausted, grumpy elves. Assuming, of course, that you accept the mythical presence of a workshop up there, when we all know there isnt even a pole at the North Pole, and if global warming continues, there wont be any ice, either.""Why dont you just fuck off?" the woman replied. Then she took her mittens and got out of there." - Author: Rachel Cohn