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Re: Favorite Chesterton Quotes.
« Reply #15 on: April 28, 2021, 10:18:41 AM »
 “The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting. It has been found difficult; and left untried.”

― G.K. Chesterton, What's Wrong with the World
 
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Re: Favorite Chesterton Quotes.
« Reply #16 on: May 04, 2021, 10:14:06 AM »
Drink because you are happy, but never because you are miserable. We should thank God for beer and burgundy by not drinking too much of them.

G.K. Chesterton
All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost.

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"Let a man walk ten miles steadily on a hot summer's day along a dusty English road, and he will soon discover why beer was invented." G.K. Chesterton

"Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after justice: for they shall have their fill." Jesus Christ
 
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Re: Favorite Chesterton Quotes.
« Reply #17 on: May 04, 2021, 10:20:45 AM »
<<The scientific facts, which were supposed to contradict the Faith in the nineteenth century, are nearly all of them regarded as unscientific fictions in the twentieth century. Even the materialists have fled from materialism; and those who lectured us about determinism in psychology are already talking about indeterminism in matter.>>

~G. K. Chesterton, Saint Thomas Aquinas.
For the evil of the soul, its own will takes the initiative; but for its good, the will of its Creator makes the first move; whether to make the soul which did not yet exist, or to recreate it when it had perished through its fall.

St. Augustine, City of God XIII:15
 
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Re: Favorite Chesterton Quotes.
« Reply #18 on: May 05, 2021, 10:56:45 AM »
"A man's friend likes him but leaves him as he is: his wife loves him and is always trying to turn him into somebody else."

G.K. Chesterton
All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost.

"Am I not here, I who am your mother?" Mary to Juan Diego

"Let a man walk ten miles steadily on a hot summer's day along a dusty English road, and he will soon discover why beer was invented." G.K. Chesterton

"Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after justice: for they shall have their fill." Jesus Christ
 
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Re: Favorite Chesterton Quotes.
« Reply #19 on: May 11, 2021, 09:59:12 AM »
"An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered."

G.K. Chesterton
All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost.

"Am I not here, I who am your mother?" Mary to Juan Diego

"Let a man walk ten miles steadily on a hot summer's day along a dusty English road, and he will soon discover why beer was invented." G.K. Chesterton

"Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after justice: for they shall have their fill." Jesus Christ
 
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Re: Favorite Chesterton Quotes.
« Reply #20 on: May 20, 2021, 09:55:49 AM »
“I suppose every one must have reflected how primeval and how poetical are the things that one carries in one's pocket; the pocket-knife, for instance, the type of all human tools, the infant of the sword. Once I planned to write a book of poems entirely about things in my pockets. But I found it would be too long; and the age of the great epics is past.”

― G.K. Chesterton, A Short History Of England
All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost.

"Am I not here, I who am your mother?" Mary to Juan Diego

"Let a man walk ten miles steadily on a hot summer's day along a dusty English road, and he will soon discover why beer was invented." G.K. Chesterton

"Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after justice: for they shall have their fill." Jesus Christ
 
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Re: Favorite Chesterton Quotes.
« Reply #21 on: May 20, 2021, 10:11:15 AM »
“Poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese.”
― G.K. Chesterton, Alarms and Discursions

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Father time has an undefeated record.

But when he's dumb and no more here,
Nineteen hundred years or near,
Clau-Clau-Claudius shall speak clear.
(https://completeandunabridged.blogspot.com/2009/06/i-claudius.html)
 
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Re: Favorite Chesterton Quotes.
« Reply #22 on: May 20, 2021, 10:16:51 AM »
"Christianity has not been tried and found wanting. It has been found difficult and left untried".
"He [His Grace Archbishop Lefebvre]exhorted them:

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Re: Favorite Chesterton Quotes.
« Reply #23 on: June 21, 2021, 07:57:58 AM »
“The most extraordinary thing in the world is an ordinary man and an ordinary woman and their ordinary children.”

G.K. Chesterton
All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost.

"Am I not here, I who am your mother?" Mary to Juan Diego

"Let a man walk ten miles steadily on a hot summer's day along a dusty English road, and he will soon discover why beer was invented." G.K. Chesterton

"Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after justice: for they shall have their fill." Jesus Christ
 
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Re: Favorite Chesterton Quotes.
« Reply #24 on: June 21, 2021, 11:08:26 AM »
“Poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese.”
― G.K. Chesterton, Alarms and Discursions



"Mmm - cheese"

- Chesterton, probably

Joking aside:

“Complete self-confidence is not merely a sin; complete self-confidence is a weakness.”

- Orthodoxy
 
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Re: Favorite Chesterton Quotes.
« Reply #25 on: June 22, 2021, 07:33:38 PM »
"Because children have abounding vitality, because they are in spirit fierce and free, therefore they want things repeated and unchanged. They always say, ‘Do it again’; and the grown-up person does it again until he is nearly dead. For grown-up people are not strong enough to exult in monotony.

But perhaps God is strong enough to exult in monotony. It is possible that God says every morning, ‘Do it again’ to the sun; and every evening, ‘Do it again’ to the moon." Orthodoxy
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Re: Favorite Chesterton Quotes.
« Reply #26 on: June 22, 2021, 07:36:34 PM »
"Because children have abounding vitality, because they are in spirit fierce and free, therefore they want things repeated and unchanged. They always say, ‘Do it again’; and the grown-up person does it again until he is nearly dead. For grown-up people are not strong enough to exult in monotony.

But perhaps God is strong enough to exult in monotony. It is possible that God says every morning, ‘Do it again’ to the sun; and every evening, ‘Do it again’ to the moon." Orthodoxy

One of my favorites.
All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost.

"Am I not here, I who am your mother?" Mary to Juan Diego

"Let a man walk ten miles steadily on a hot summer's day along a dusty English road, and he will soon discover why beer was invented." G.K. Chesterton

"Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after justice: for they shall have their fill." Jesus Christ
 
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Re: Favorite Chesterton Quotes.
« Reply #27 on: June 22, 2021, 07:39:30 PM »
“People, if you have any prayers,
Say prayers for me:
And lay me under a Christian stone
In that lost land I thought my own,
To wait till the holy horn is blown,
And all poor men are free.”
― G.K. Chesterton, The Ballad of the White Horse
All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost.

"Am I not here, I who am your mother?" Mary to Juan Diego

"Let a man walk ten miles steadily on a hot summer's day along a dusty English road, and he will soon discover why beer was invented." G.K. Chesterton

"Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after justice: for they shall have their fill." Jesus Christ
 
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Re: Favorite Chesterton Quotes.
« Reply #28 on: June 22, 2021, 08:13:15 PM »
“The Bible tells us to love our neighbors, and also to love our enemies; probably because generally they are the same people.”
The royal feast was done; the King
Sought some new sport to banish care,
And to his jester cried: "Sir Fool,
Kneel now, and make for us a prayer!"

The jester doffed his cap and bells,
And stood the mocking court before;
They could not see the bitter smile
Behind the painted grin he wore.

He bowed his head, and bent his knee
Upon the Monarch's silken stool;
His pleading voice arose: "O Lord,
Be merciful to me, a fool!"
 
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Re: Favorite Chesterton Quotes.
« Reply #29 on: June 22, 2021, 08:43:17 PM »
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