Saturday, August 8, 2009

My Favorite G.K. Chesterton Quotes

In honor of today being the last day of the annual G. K. Chesterton conference in Seattle, I present to you my favorite quotes of his from the American Chesterton Society website.

- "A dead thing can go with the stream, but only a living thing can go against it."

- "Men do not differ much about what things they will call evils; they differ enormously about what evils they will call excusable."

- "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."

- On Z.Z. Top - "You cannot grow a beard in a moment of passion."

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