Tag Archive | "G.K. Chesterton"

If a rhinoceros

If a rhinoceros were to enter this resteraunt now, there is no denying he would have great power here. But I would be the first to rise and assure him that he had no authority whatever.

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Christianity has not

Christianity has not been tried and found wanting; it has been found difficult, and not tried.

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Tradition means giving

Tradition means giving votes to the most obscure of all classes, our ancestors. It is the democracy of the dead. Tradition refuses to submit to the small and arrogant oligarchy of those who merely happen to be walking about.

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There is a

There is a great deal of difference between an eager man who wants to read a book and the tired man who wants a book to read.

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I say that

I say that a man must be certain of his morality for the simple reason that he has to suffer for it.

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If there were

If there were no God, there would be no Atheists.

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It is not

It is not bigotry to be certain we are right; but it is bigotry to be unable to imagine how we might possibly have gone wrong.

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The Bible tells

The Bible tells us to love our neighbors, and also to love our enemies; probably because they are generally the same people.

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A room without

A room without books is like a body without a soul.

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By a curious

By a curious confusion, many modern critics have passed from the proposition that a masterpiece may be unpopular to the other proposition that unless it is unpopular it cannot be a masterpiece.

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