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Re: Favorite Chesterton Quotes.
« Reply #60 on: October 21, 2021, 10:55:27 AM »
Love that one clau!


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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 #61 on: October 26, 2021, 09:49:19 AM »
“The whole modern world has divided itself into Conservatives and Progressives. The business of Progressives is to go on making mistakes. The business of Conservatives is to prevent mistakes from being corrected."

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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Thank you, CLAU CLAU! Great CHESTERTON quote! Favorite Chesterton Quotes.
« Reply #62 on: October 26, 2021, 10:37:59 AM »


Dear CLAU CLAU!
I really love the picture/quote that you posted! :thumbsup: Thank you for sharing it with us! :toth: It is truly lovely!

God bless!
 
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Re: Favorite Chesterton Quotes.
« Reply #63 on: October 26, 2021, 11:53:03 AM »
“The whole modern world has divided itself into Conservatives and Progressives. The business of Progressives is to go on making mistakes. The business of Conservatives is to prevent mistakes from being corrected."

G.K. Chesterton
And having said that, there is no real need to discuss politics any further.  Trying to understand the other side is a complete time waster.  Because it is merely an exercise in trying to understand irrationality. 
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Re: Favorite Chesterton Quotes.
« Reply #64 on: October 26, 2021, 02:35:53 PM »
"What I meant, whether or no I managed to say it, was this; that no man knows how much he is an optimist, even when he calls himself a pessimist, because he has not really measured the depths of his debt to whatever created him and enabled him to call himself anything. At the back of our brains, so to speak, there was a forgotten blaze or burst of astonishment at our own existence. The object of the artistic and spiritual life was to dig for this submerged sunrise of wonder; so that a man sitting in a chair might suddenly understand that he was actually alive, and be happy."

https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.171708/page/n97/mode/2up?q=sunrise
 
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Re: Favorite Chesterton Quotes.
« Reply #65 on: October 27, 2021, 09:38:41 AM »
"What I meant, whether or no I managed to say it, was this; that no man knows how much he is an optimist, even when he calls himself a pessimist, because he has not really measured the depths of his debt to whatever created him and enabled him to call himself anything. At the back of our brains, so to speak, there was a forgotten blaze or burst of astonishment at our own existence. The object of the artistic and spiritual life was to dig for this submerged sunrise of wonder; so that a man sitting in a chair might suddenly understand that he was actually alive, and be happy."

https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.171708/page/n97/mode/2up?q=sunrise

Wow, I love this.
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Re: Favorite Chesterton Quotes.
« Reply #66 on: October 29, 2021, 11:37:00 AM »
"One sees great things from the valley; only small things from the peak."

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 #67 on: November 12, 2021, 02:02:33 PM »
"There is nothing to which a man must give himself up with more faith and self abandonment than to genuine laughter."

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 #68 on: November 23, 2021, 06:48:48 PM »
          Fearfully plain the flowers grew,
          Like the child's book to read,
          Or like a friend's face seen in a glass;
          He looked; and there Our Lady was,
          She stood and stroked the tall live grass
          As a man strokes his steed.

          Her face was like an open word
          When brave men speak and choose,
          The very colours of her coat
          Were better than good news.

          She spoke not, nor turned not,
          Nor any sign she cast,
          Only she stood up straight and free,
          Between the flowers in Athelney,
          And the river running past.

G.K. Chesterton - 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 #69 on: December 11, 2021, 12:04:58 PM »
“Government has become ungovernable; that is, it cannot leave off governing. Law has become lawless; that is, it cannot see where laws should stop. The chief feature of our time is the meekness of the mob and the madness of the government.”

G.K. Chesterton-bold is my own.
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 #70 on: January 01, 2022, 11:25:40 PM »
“The act of defending any of the cardinal virtues has today all the exhilaration of a vice.”

G.K. Chesterton

As someone who admires GK's sharp and intellectual assessments of both his own times and history; I often wonder what he would say about our current society.
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 #71 on: January 03, 2022, 09:20:58 AM »
“It is quite futile to argue that man is small compared to the cosmos; for man was always small compared to the nearest tree.”

I quote I have always remembered in my scientific research.
May the strain be with you
in principio erat Verbum et Verbum erat apud Deum et Deus erat Verbum
hoc erat in principio apud Deum
omnia per ipsum facta sunt et sine ipso factum est nihil quod factum est
 
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Re: Favorite Chesterton Quotes.
« Reply #72 on: January 25, 2022, 08:53:31 PM »
“I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.”

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 #73 on: January 31, 2022, 08:09:24 PM »
"Precisely because our political speeches are meant to be reported, they are not worth reporting. Precisely because they are carefully designed to be read, nobody reads them."

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 #74 on: February 01, 2022, 02:49:34 PM »
“If a boy fires off a gun, whether at a fox, a landlord or a reigning sovereign, he will be rebuked according to the relative value of these objects."

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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