The Wisdom of Mr. ChestertonHere's what the Editor of the book has to say about what was included in the book:
The Very Best Quotes, Quips, and Cracks from the Pen of G.K. Chesterton
By: Dave Armstrong
The Wisdom of Mr. Chesterton. Beloved Catholic author Gilbert Keith Chesterton was a poet, a journalist, a mystery novelist, a people's theologian and, some would say, a prophet who only by looking at the world upside-down could see it clearly enough to predict its future.
He was also a wordsmith of the highest order, capable of making words dance with delight upon the page.
The Wisdom of Mr. Chesterton is a unique collection of the pithiest and most profound sentences ever to spring from his pen. Editor and renowned apologist Dave Armstrong has scoured Chesterton's voluminous writings even the most obscure gathered together his choicest quotes, and meticulously organized them by topic. Sure to delight readers with its wit and charm.
The selections must be single, complete sentences (not just portions of sentences; that is, a clause)
The aphorisms (almost by definition) must have a general application, even if specifics are mentioned.
Selected aphorisms must stand on their own as more or less complete thoughts or ideas.
I'd have to say Mr. Armstrong has achieved his objectives. The book's Index of Topics makes it easy to find things. Pick a subject and get the page number of the quote from the Index. Pretty handy! I'm sure I'll be using it frequently.