"The reformer is always right about what is wrong. He is generally wrong about what is right." - ILN 10-28-22For more Chesterton quotes go here.
"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
"Fallacies do not cease to be fallacies because they become fashions."
- ILN, 4/19/30
"A dead thing can go with the stream, but only a living thing can go against it."
- Everlasting Man, 1925
"The act of defending any of the cardinal virtues has today all the exhilaration of a vice."
- A Defense of Humilities, The Defendant, 1901
"There are only two kinds of people, those who accept dogmas and know it, and those who accept dogmas and don't know it."
-("The Mercy of Mr. Arnold Bennett" Fancies vs. Fads)
"Religious liberty might be supposed to mean that everybody is free to discuss religion. In practice it means that hardly anybody is allowed to mention it."
- Autobiography, 1937
"Men do not differ much about what things they will call evils; they differ enormously about what evils they will call excusable."
- ILN, 10/23/09
"In the struggle for existence, it is only on those who hang on for ten minutes after all is hopeless, that hope begins to dawn."
- The Speaker 2-2-01
Monday, March 22, 2010
9 Quotes by Chesterton that seem appropriate for today...
Today just feels like a day for quotes. Maybe later on I'll be able to find the words on my own, but for now I'll leave you with a bit of Chesterton: