A Second Helping of sayings from The Pocket Trivet (1933)

Jot 101 Trivet 2 Chesterton pic


Religion is what the individual does with his own solitariness

Professor Whitehead

It is a fine thing to begin a footpath

E V. Lucas

It is a plea of the faint-hearted that success depends mainly on luck

Sir Frederick Treves

One of these days is none of these days.


There are things to be thought about as well as things to be laughed at.

G K. Chesterton (pic above)

Much of the unhappiness of Life has its origin in the unjustifiable belief that Life is easier for others than for oneself.

Sir Herbert Barker.

The man who tries to avoid his duty always finds the detour much rougher that the road.


Be governed by your admirations rather than by your disgusts.

Henry Van Dyke.

Begin; the getting out of doors is the greatest part of the journey


When you’re certain of something—that’s the time to go carefully.

Rupert Grayson.

Only those strong enough to keep silent about self are strong enough to be sure of self


The heart of a man cannot be too big as long as his brain keeps pace.

E.Temple Thurston,

We may be intolerant of advocating the cause of toleration.

William Hazlitt

Silence—that mighty weapon which so few of us are strong enough to wield.

Violet Jacob

Stand with anybody that is right. Stand with him while he is right, and part from him when he goes wrong.

Abraham Lincoln.

Excuses are the forged coin which bribe conscience.

Henry Drummond.

Only the coward feeds upon regret.

Roland Pertwee

A man’s a bigger thing than anything he makes. If he makes trouble, he ought to be big enough to bear it.

John Masefield.

To think of one thing at a time is the best sort of thinking

G K .Chesterton (above)

A sense of humour enables us not so much to laugh at the people who provoke us, as to laugh at ourselves for being so easily provoked.

Robert Power

 R M. Healey

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