Gilbert Chesterton

Gilbert Chesterton

English Christian thinker and writer of the late XIX - early XX centuries.
The outer ring of Christianity is a rigid guard of ethical abnegations and professional priests; but inside that inhuman guard you will find the old human life dancing like children and drinking wine like men; for Christianity is the only frame for pagan freedom. But in the modern philosophy the case is opposite; it is its outer ring that is obviously artistic and emancipated; its despair is within.More Gilbert Chesterton quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The average man votes below himself; he votes with half a mind or a hundredth part of one. A man ought to vote with the whole of himself, as he worships or gets married. A man ought to vote with his head and heart, his soul and stomach, his eye for faces and his ear for music; also (when sufficiently provoked) with his hands and feet. If he has ever seen a fine sunset, the crimson color of it should creep into his vote. The question is not so much whether only a minority of the electorate votes. The point is that only More Gilbert Chesterton quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Chastity does not mean abstention from sexual wrong; it means something flaming, like Joan of Arc.More Gilbert Chesterton quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
A good civilisation spreads over us freely like a tree, varying and yielding because it is alive. A bad civilisation stands up and sticks out above us like an umbrella-artificial, mathematical in shape; not merely universal, but uniform.More Gilbert Chesterton quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The perplexity of life arises from there being too many interesting things in it for us to be interested properly in any of them.More Gilbert Chesterton quotes [01/01/2000 12:01:00]

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