Friday, January 2, 2009

Weekend Chesterton

"The Bible tells us to love our neighbors, and also to love our enemies; probably because they are generally the same people." - ILN, 7/16/10

"The act of defending any of the cardinal virtues has today all the exhilaration of a vice." - A Defense of Humilities, The Defendant, 1901

"What embitters the world is not excess of criticism, but an absence of self-criticism." - Sidelights on New London and Newer New York

"To have a right to do a thing is not at all the same as to be right in doing it." - A Short History of England, Ch.10

"Art, like morality, consists of drawing the line somewhere." - ILN, 5/5/28

By way of: The American Chesterton Society

2 comments:

Hidden One said...

“When a Catholic comes from confession, he does truly, by definition, step out into that dawn of his own beginning... in that brief ritual God has really remade him in His own image. He may be grey and gouty; but he is only five minutes old.”

Ah, such inconvenient truths.

Christopher said...

"Truth is of necessity stranger than fiction, for we make fictions to suit ourselves."

Parry, riposte!