“The issue is now quite clear. It is between light and darkness and every one must choose his side.” G. K. Chesterton

Friday, October 5, 2012

7 Quick Takes...Random Chesterton Quotes

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“We have had no good comic operas of late, because the real world has been more comic than any possible opera.” – The Quotable Chesterton
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“Do not enjoy yourself. Enjoy dances and theaters and joy-rides and champagne and oysters; enjoy jazz and cocktails and night-clubs if you can enjoy nothing better; enjoy bigamy and burglary and any crime in the calendar, in preference to the other alternative; but never learn to enjoy yourself.” – The Common Man
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“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 that arrogant oligarchy who merely happen to be walking around.” – Orthodoxy, 1908
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“It is terrible to contemplete how few politicians are hanged.” – The Cleveland Press, 3/1/21
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“The truth is, of course, that the curtness of the Ten Commandments is an evidence, not of the gloom and narrowness of a religion, but, on the contrary, of its liberality and humanity. It is shorter to state the things forbidden than the things permitted: precisely because most things are permitted, and only a few things are forbidden.” –Illustrated London News  1-3-20
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“Our materialistic masters could, and probably will, put Birth Control into an immediate practical programme while we are all discussing the dreadful danger of somebody else putting it into a distant Utopia.” – GK’s Weekly, 1/17/31
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