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   Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations.  1989.
 
 
NUMBER:1365
AUTHOR:G. K. Chesterton (1874–1936)
QUOTATION:But there are some people, nevertheless—and I am one of them—who think that the most practical and important thing about a man is still his view of the universe. We think that for a landlady considering a lodger, it is important to know his income, but still more important to know his philosophy. We think that for a general about to fight an enemy, it is important to know the enemy’s numbers, but still more important to know the enemy’s philosophy.
ATTRIBUTION:G. K. CHESTERTON, Heretics, introductory remarks, pp. 15–16 (1905).
SUBJECTS:Point of view
WORKS:Gilbert Keith Chesterton Collection
 
 
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