Quote/s of the Day – 8 May – Tuesday of the Sixth Week of Eastertide
Speaking of: Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936) Seeking Gilbert Keith, Part Two ……
English Catholic Convert, writer, poet, philosopher, dramatist, journalist, orator, lay theologian, biographer, and literary and art critic. Chesterton is often referred to as the “prince of paradox” (Part One – https://anastpaul.wordpress.com/2018/04/18/quote-s-of-the-day-18-april-wednesday-of-the-third-week-of-eastertide/)
“Among the rich you will never find,
a really generous man even by accident.
They may give their money away
but they will never give themselves away,
they are egotistic, secretive, dry as old bones.
To be smart enough to get all that money,
you must be dull enough to want it.”
A Miscellany of Men, 1912
“To have a right to do a thing,
is not at all the same,
as to be right in doing it.”
A Short History of England, 1917
“Once abolish the God
and the government
becomes the God.”
Christendom in Dublin, 1933
“If there were no God,
there would be no atheists.”
Illustrated London News, Where All Roads Lead, 1922
“There are those who hate Christianity
and call their hatred
an all-embracing love for all religions.”
Illustrated London News, 1906
“These are the days,
when the Christian is expected,
to praise every creed except his own.”
Illustrated London News, 1928
“A Catholic is a person,
who has plucked up courage,
to face the incredible and inconceivable idea,
that something else may be wiser than he is.”
The Surrender on Sex, 1934
“Chastity does not mean abstention from sexual wrong;
it means something flaming, like Joan of Arc.
In a word, God paints in many colours;
but he never paints so gorgeously,
I had almost said so gaudily, as when He paints in white.
In a sense our age has realised this fact
and expressed it in our sullen costume.
For if it were really true that white
was a blank and colourless thing,
negative and non-committal, then white would be used,
instead of black and grey for the funereal dress
of this pessimistic period.
Which is not the case.”
“Tremendous Trifles” 1909