By: Gabriela Yareliz
I have been recently intrigued by G.K. Chesterton. I thought I would share some selected quotes and snippets from his writing.
All quotes are the words of G.K. Chesterton:
- “Men invent new ideals because they dare not attempt old ideals. They look forward with enthusiasm, because they are afraid to look back.” – What’s Wrong With The World, 1910
- “Love means loving the unlovable – or it is no virtue at all.” – Heretics, 1905
- “The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting; it has been found difficult and left untried.” – Chapter 5, What’s Wrong With The World, 1910
- “The Declaration of Independence dogmatically bases all rights on the fact that God created all men equal; and it is right; for if they were not created equal, they were certainly evolved unequal. There is no basis for democracy except in a dogma about the divine origin of man.” – Chapter 19, What I Saw In America, 1922
- “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
- “Art, like morality, consists of drawing the line somewhere.” – ILN, 5/5/28
My intrigue grows… He is wise, clever and philosophical; many of my favorite traits.