Thursday, May 29, 2003

Thank you, Mr. Serafin..
for reminding us that it's Gilbert Keith Chesterton's birthday.

Great set of G.K.C. links here

A few quotes....

" If a man cannot make a fool of himself, we may be quite certain that the effort would be superfluous. "
"Right is right, even if nobody does it. Wrong is wrong, even if everybody is wrong about it. "
"Books without morality in them are books that send one to sleep standing up. "
"The object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid."
"You cannot make a success of anything, even loving, without thinking. "
"Art, like morality, consists of drawing the line somewhere. "
"Man is an exception, whatever else he is. If he is not the image of God, then he is a disease of the dust. If it is not true that a divine being fell, then we can only say that one of the animals went entirely off its head. "
"A new philosophy generally means in practice the praise of some old vice."
"We are fighting about God: there can be nothing so important as that. "

and, just for my own satisfaction, this quote...
"The Oxford Movement: a bow that broke when it had let loose the flashing arrow that was Newman..."


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