A blog dedicated to providing quotes by and posts relating to one of the most influential (and quotable!) authors of the twentieth century, G.K. Chesterton (1874-1936). If you do not know much about GKC, I suggest visiting the webpage of the American Chesterton Society as well as this wonderful Chesterton Facebook Page by a fellow Chestertonian

I also have created a list detailing examples of the influence of Chesterton if you are interested, that I work on from time to time.

(Moreover, for a list of short GKC quotes, I have created one here, citing the sources)

"...Stevenson had found that the secret of life lies in laughter and humility."

-Heretics (1905)

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"The Speaker" Articles

A book I published containing 112 pieces Chesterton wrote for the newspaper "The Speaker" at the beginning of his career.

They are also available for free electronically on another blog of mine here, if you wish to read them that way.




Tuesday, July 17, 2012

"The final objection to a scheme is that it is undesirable; there is always some hope for it, such is the ardent chivalry of man, so long as it is merely impossible."

The final objection to a scheme is that it is undesirable; there is always some hope for it, such is the ardent chivalry of man, so long as it is merely impossible....For the soul of man is itself outside the sphere of practical politics, and the one thing that really cannot be changed is our love of the difficult and unattainable. Humanity is always young, and it is an imprudent course with young people to dissuade them from an action by daring them to do it.

-Daily News (quoted in  Barrier Miner, Broken Hill, NSW, Australia, April 1, 1905)

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