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."